I haven't been able to donate blood for over 2 years now, while pregnant and breastfeeding.
But fortunately they have changed the guidelines, so you can be breastfeeding and donate blood, as long as it isn't the child's main source of food.
It is a little ridiculous how excited I was to be able to donate blood again.
So while Rona was babysat by my Mum, I went and donated blood. I have tiny veins (apparently) so I usually take forever for the right amount of blood to be donated, but today I set a new record; 5 minutes!
I think it is an important thing you should do (if you can) so I encourage all of you to think seriously about donating blood