Q. How many days later can I donate blood after getting a tattoo?

How many days later can I donate blood after getting a tattoo?

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Jun, 2018

1 Answer
  • riddhi

    You may not be able to donate if your ink is less than a year old.

    If you have a tattoo, you can only donate blood if you meet certain requirements. A good rule of thumb is that you may not be able to give blood if your tattoo is less than a year old.
    This goes for piercings and all other non-medical injections on your body, too.
    Introducing ink, metal, or any other foreign material into your body affects your immune system and may expose you to harmful viruses.
    This can affect what’s in your bloodstream, especially if you got your tattoo somewhere that isn’t regulated or doesn’t follow safe practices.
    If you’ve contracted a blood-borne illness, detectable antibodies will likely appear during this yearlong window.
    That said, you may still be able to donate blood if you got your tattoo at a state-regulated tattoo shop.
    State-regulated shops are routinely monitored for safe and sterile tattooing practices, so the risk of infection is low.
    If there’s a chance that your blood has been compromised, the donation centre won’t be able to use it.


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