A 41-year-old member asked:
can a person wtih alpha thalassemia trait donate blood?
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 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 difficult time making hemoglobin (to make new red blood cells), he may not wish to be a blood donor.
Answered on May 25, 2017
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