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You cannot donate blood while breastfeeding (also if you breastfeed partially). Pregnancy, giving birth and breastfeeding takes its toll on the iron resources of the mother and you always lose iron during blood donation. Therefore, donating blood is only possible after breastfeeding has ended. You are welcome to donate as soon as you have stopped breastfeeding without any deferral period.

Would you like more information? Please call the free information number for blood donors on +358 800 0 5801 (Mon to Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).