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A 20-year-old female asked:

I want to donate blood, but i have graves' disease and i am anaemic, would it still be okay to donate blood?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: An anemic person may not have enough blood to donate and to keep for herself, meaning she might get symptoms if she gives away a pint of her blood. There are, of course, exceptions in special circumstances.

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Last updated Jan 20, 2014

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