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can i donate blood if i am taking thyroid medication

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Only in a special situation where an anemic person's blood is urgently needed would anyone want to take an anemic person's blood donation... ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Although depending on the medication you take, there may be some exceptions. Ask your physician or a blood bank regarding your medicaitons.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Could be problematic: Multiple sclerosis diagnosis would not prevent blood donation, but certain medicines are not allowed. Your list does not indicate a specific MS medic ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Stress / procedure: might just be stress from the procedure...lots of pts get scared when giving blood...incl me! If pressure is constantly that high, would see your doc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
More info needed: Certain medications do not allow a person to donate blood or blood products. Please discuss with your doctor. Thank you for wanting to donate.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Homework...: Best to check the American Red Cross website with deferral information (lists conditions & medications) and see if answer there. If not, there is ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Haft
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually OK: Medications usually do not disqualify you from donating blood. Sometimes the underlying conditions for which the medications are prescribed may be di ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Pad?: Severe pain can cause nausea. Some women get nausea during their period, especially if they have endometriosis (which can also cause back pain). Som ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Thick blood is not a medical diagnosis. You may wish to consult a hematologist for proper evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opini ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HIV INFECTION: Hiv and other infections are screened among blood donors much more among drug addicts to prevent transmission of aids , hepatitis, etc.
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