Donating blood as an LGBTIQA+ person

This is a booklet about donating blood.

Donate’ means to give freely. When you donate blood, you give a small part of your blood to help other people. The booklet has 10 pages.

Donating blood can save lives. Each time someone donates blood, it can save between one (1) and three (3) people’s lives.

This booklet has information about:

  • What happens when you donate blood
  • Who can donate blood
  • Being L G B T I Q A + and donating blood
lgbtiqa+ person giving blood at hte Australian Red Cross Lifeblood center.

LGBTIQA+ people in Australia have had some problems when wanting to donate blood in the past. This booklet talks about some of the rules that people need to follow to donate blood. A lot of the rules are about sexual activities. The rules are to make sure that a person donating blood is healthy and well, so that the blood is good for the person who needs it.

The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood welcomes any person that meets all of their rules to donate. Lifeblood says that trans, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, and agender people who want to donate are welcome to donate.

Australian Red Cross-lifeblood logo
This booklet has been made with help from Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

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