A 48-year-old member asked:
can you donate blood with a history of proctitis?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
Last updated Sep 14, 2015
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