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Zika Virus

When can I donate?

Please check our Donating after Travelling tool to determine how long you need to wait before donating blood after returning from a country that has mosquito-borne infections including Zika and dengue viruses, and malaria.

Female donors exposed to Zika virus:

If you have a male sexual partner who recently returned from overseas AND in the last 3 months -
1)    Has had Zika infection,
2)    Has tested positive for Zika infection, or
3)    Is awaiting test results for Zika infection:

You will need to wait 28 days from the last sexual contact with your partner before you can donate blood.
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Common reasons for deferral are also available.

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