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can you donate blood with a history of proctitis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Depends...: Assuming your blood count is sufficient to permit donation, your answer depends on the cause of your proctitis. If due to quiescent inflammatory bowel disease, & you are not taking banned drugs, then your proctitis will not restrict your donation. If however your proctitis is secondary to a systemic infectious disease, like hiv, then anticipate being turned away from blood donation.

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