NHSBT clinical guidelines

Red cell transfusion and red cell immunohaematology


Platelet and white cell transfusion, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics



Blood donors with haemochromatosis

We accept individuals with genetic haemochromatosis as blood donors, once they are nearing the end of the induction phase of treatment or are in the maintenance phase of their treatment, with no associated complications. Information for potential donors is found in this leaflet which can be displayed in clinics or where venesections take place:

For your information, donors are sent the following information form and donor agreement form once they have contacted NHSBT. You may find them helpful in deciding when to encourage individuals to consider blood donation. We currently request that donors contact NHSBT themselves to register as donors, but your support in directing them to us at an appropriate stage in their management is greatly appreciated.