I saw an advert at my place of work today wanting people to give blood. I thought I may as well. I did until I took the on line questionnaire. Apparently if you lived in the UK for more than 6 months between 1980 and 1996 you cannot. Strange considering we all went through test to get here and now they are saying our blood isn't good enough!!! Anyone know why this is the case, surely us all having the various tests make us less of a risk than some as we have had a decent medical recently?