Can trans and non-binary people donate blood, tissue, and/or organs?

Yes. All people who are

  • fit and healthy
  • weigh between 7 stone 12 lbs and 25 stone (or 50kg and 158kg)
  • aged between 17 and 66 (or 70 if you have given blood before)

are eligible to donate blood and tissue, regardless of gender identity.

NHS Blood & Transplant considers all donors to be the gender/sex with which they identify, including non-binary, genderfluid, and agender donors. However, because some blood products can be manufactured from people assigned male at birth but not people assigned female at birth, your sex assigned at birth will be confirmed during the confidential health check before donating.

In the past LGBTQ+ people, and particularly men who have sex with men (trans or cis) have been excluded from blood donation. However, since 2021 these rules have been relaxed. There are still some restrictions that apply, so it's important to check them before booking a donation. You can read the full list here.

All people regardless of their sexuality or gender identity can become organ donors. 

More information on donating blood, tissue, and organs can be found on the NHS website.