Can you donate blood while sexually active? Yes. The FDA revised guidance states, “Defer for 3 months from the most recent sexual contact, a man who has had sex with another man during the past 3 months.” All U.S. blood collection organizations must follow this federal requirement.
Can you donate plasma if you’re a gay man? Unfortunately, no. The FDA requires all men, regardless of their relationship status, to wait three months from their last sexual encounter with another man before donating.
What STD Cannot donate blood? Restrictions for Donating Blood if you Have an STD
You should not donate blood if you suspect you may have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), or hepatitis. You can never donate blood if you: Are HIV positive or receiving HIV treatment.
What STDS Do they check for when you donate blood? After you have donated, your blood will be tested for syphilis, HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), hepatitis, and HTLV (human T-lymphotropic virus), which can cause a blood or nerve disease.