We would also like to do better. While practice varies in the U. Eligibility criteria for Trans individuals In recent years, an increasing number of potential donors have identified as trans. Anyway, this again mentions the haemoglobin levels — and that testosterone is responsible for the higher levels in men. Andie runs their own blog about trans, non-binary and ballet matters at wordpress.
After that was done, I had a chat with another lady, the nurse who appeared to be in charge.
Transgender model asks 'why don't you?' on Blood Donors Day
As a result, a trans woman donor will be ineligible to donate blood for one year since her last sexual contact with a male sexual partner. Get The Drum Newsletter Build your marketing knowledge by choosing from daily news bulletins or a weekly special. For example, trans women will be asked if they have had had sex with a man in the last 12 months. I agree that the NHS position does not completely make sense. We would also like to do better. Your paperwork and your record will show your gender as female, we will test your blood using the female cut-off level for haemoglobin testing and the crucial bit now is you should not donate more than 3 times a year.
I am full time female presenting, but not on hormone treatment, and the female box was all they could do, the alternative being the same quizzical looks at each stage through the donation procedure, which quickly gets tiresome, the third time in half an hour. Its policies are directed by Health Canada. Donor criteria that affect recipient safety are based on the best available scientific evidence. Transgender model asks 'why don't you? Notify me of new comments via email.