(Current as of August 2022)
Whole blood donation has some different eligibility criteria than plasma donation. Specifically, if you are a man who has had sex with another man within the last 3 months, you are not eligible to donate blood right now. However, you may be able to donate plasma.
In September 2022, Canadian Blood Services’ policy is getting an update. They will finally start asking everyone about their sexual behaviours that could put them at higher risk for acquiring a new infection. Read more about this upcoming change here.