Coronavirus: latest advice


We need you to keep donating blood and platelets during the pandemic. Donor centres are still open despite coronavirus restrictions.

To make donating as safe as possible for everyone we have made a few changes at our centres. Please read the following information before coming to donate:

  • Check you are ok to attend – read coronavirus health rules for donors 

  • COVID-19 vaccine – please wait 7 full days from your vaccine before donating on the 8th day. If you had side effects from the vaccine such as headache, temperature, aches and chills, please wait 28 days from your recovery. Find out more about donating after a vaccine.

  • Travelling to donate – donation is allowed despite coronavirus restrictions

  • Keep your appointment and arrive on time please reschedule it if you can't come by calling us on 0300 123 23 23

  • Wear a fabric face covering this must cover your mouth and nose - get more information about face masks

  • Attend alone  as part of latest safety changes it is vitally important that you come on your own, to help minimise social contact. 

Your coronavirus questions

Donating after the COVID-19 vaccine