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can i donate blood if i have anemia thalassemia beta trait

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A person with beta thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic. If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more di ... Read More
Dr. Della Howell
23 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
If anemic, no: The red cross won't let people who are anemic donate blood. People are checked for anemia at their screening for blood donation, and if your hemoglobi ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Probably : If your hemoglobin and hematocrit levels are high enough to donate, trait is not a diagnosis that they exclude. You must meet age, weight and other ba ... Read More
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
34 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: As long as you meet the donor requirements for donation, then having beta-thalassemia is not a criterion for exclusion. However, females with beta-tha ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but unlikely: A person with Alpha thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic. If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more d ... Read More
Dr. Della Howell
23 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Perhaps: The red cross will accept donors with Alpha thalassemia trait, provided that they are not anemic at the time they present (hemoglobin must be 12.5 or ... Read More
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Dr. Maria Dumalaog
29 years experience Pediatrics
Check for anemia: Check for anemia first which they can do at Red Cross. If its lower than normal , they won't allow you to donate because you might become more anemic
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A person with Alpha thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic. If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more d ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
No : I font believe that you are an acceptable candidate for donating blood because of your thalassemia trait.
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The donated blood does not alter the recipients system in the long term.The blood cells each have a lifespan approaching 90-100 days after release, t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Partly yes and no: Beta-thalassemia and anemia are related; neither is related to PCOS. Good wishes.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Danger: I am not sure how you could be so misinformed, but am very happy you reached out to us. An anemic patient needs blood to survive. They should not in a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Unwise.: If you have hemolytic anemia, you probably need to keep all the blood cells you've got! there are many different causes for hemolytic anemia. Check w ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May be: May b.
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