Donating after Travelling

COVID-19: NZBS now defers blood donors who have travelled to ANY country in the world for 28 days following their return.

If it has been 28 days then you maybe able to donate, however, travel to an area where there is a risk of exposure to certain diseases can result in symptomless infection(s) that can be transmitted through blood transfusion.

If you're a NZ resident who has been overseas recently or are planning a trip, find out if and when you are able to donate after you return. Use the country search bar below or hover over the map to find the country you visited.

If you have recently arrived to New Zealand from another country - please contact our call centre on 0800 448 325 and ask to speak to a nurse to find out if you are eligible.

COVID-19: NZBS now defers blood donors who have travelled to ANY country in the world for 28 days following their return.

Note: map view is not available when using a mobile device.

If you have visited multiple countries, please use the longest stand down period.

This information is provided only to inform if you are eligible to donate blood after returning from international travel. It is not intended for any other purpose, e.g. travel health advice.

If you have any questions about your eligibility please call 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325).

 

 

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