Further questions may be directed to the Donor and Client Support Center at It said it would accept whatever gender a donor says they are when they attend clinics. These criteria must be approved by Health Canada, our regulator. In this Section See additional blood donation eligibility criteria. These established eligibility criteria must be followed by all U. Policy and Process Information.
We also know that there is a difference between biological sex and gender.
However, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually donates each year. First time donors may be eligible to donate blood. Our top priority is the safety of both our volunteer blood donors and our patients into whom blood products are transfused.
Donor criteria that affect recipient safety are based on the best available scientific evidence.