No. Even though you have been cured of hep C, you will always have hep C antibodies. Antibodies are proteins that your body produces to try fight the virus.

When the blood bank tests blood for hep C, they use an antibody test so if you have hep C antibodies they will not be able to use your blood.

In the past, any person who had ever injected drugs used to have a lifetime exclusion from donating blood, regardless of their antibody status. This is no longer the case.

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Australian Red Cross Blood Service. (n.d.). I had hepatitis - can I donate?

Updated 20 December 2019