A member asked:

Is it ok to donate blood while your are being treated for prostate cancer?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Probably not.: "...Other types of cancer are acceptable if the cancer has been treated successfully and it has been more than 12 months since treatment was completed and there has been no cancer recurrence in this time." for more information see: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-topic#med_cond.

Answered 7/6/2012


Dr. Roscoe Nelson answered

Specializes in Urology

No: Different countries have different rules but most are 5 years after treatment and many are never.

Answered 9/28/2016



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