People living with type 1 diabetes are not eligible to donate blood in Quebec at this time.

A risk assessment is underway by Héma-Québec to ensure that blood donation does not have a negative impact on people living with type 1 diabetes.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Héma-Québec .

All people living with type 2 diabetes well controlled by lifestyle or medication are eligible to donate blood. S

If you are taking insulin, the following criteria must be met:

  • You must not have taken insulin before 2007;
  • You must not have had symptomatic hypoglycaemia in the 30 days before the blood donation;
  • Your insulin dose must not have been increased or decreased by more than 3 units in the 30 days before donating blood.

If you would like more details on the donor qualification criteria, we suggest that you consult the Héma-Québec website or contact them.