A member asked:

What diseases would exclude me from donating blood?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

A few below: Leukemias & lymphomas, chronic fatigue syndrome, cjd or blood relative with cjd, dura mater transplant, human pituitary growth hormone, hemochromatosis, history of cmv/ebv/hepatitis b or c, hiv, 12 months after returning from malaria-endemic area or 3 years after completing treatment, sickle cell disease (but not trait), active tb, blood transfusion since '80 in uk, h/o IV drugs, pregnancy.

Answered 1/6/2019

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Can't donate: Ineligible to donate if positive for hiv or viral hepatitis, malaria, imprisonment, serving in mideast for past year, active infections,are on antibiotics,pregnant,recent childbirth,cancer within 5 years,

Answered 1/7/2019

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Long list: You should visit the red cross blood donor site for detailed information on this topic. I applaud you for considering donating blood. Wish you good health.

Answered 1/3/2019

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