There’s a common myth that people who have recently been tattooed can’t donate blood. (Even I thought it was true!) Well that’s not necessarily true, and our folks in Blood Services have just started a campaign to do some myth-busting.
If you can’t read the text on that photo of the poster, it says:
If you received a tattoo from a state-regulated parlor in Oregon, you may still be eligible to donate blood. If you received a body piercing in the past 12 months from a sterile or single-use needle, you may still be eligible to donate blood. Why not help save lives? We know you’re not afraid of needles.
For more info call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or go to www.nwblood.redcross.org