No. Even though you don't have hepatitis C anymore, you will always have hepatitis C antibodies.

Antibodies are proteins that your body makes to fight the virus.

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

In the past, any person who had ever used drugs with needles wasn't able to give blood. It didn't matter if they had antibodies or not. This is not true anymore.

Find out more about curing hepatitis C


I had hepatitis - can I donate? Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Updated 14 March 2023