A 25-year-old female asked:
can you donate blood after getting a tattoo?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Gujer answered
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: And please do. You will be screened and the donated blood will be tested prior to acceptance. A professionally done tattoo with sterile unshared needles should not put you at increased risk. Thank you for being willing to donate. Now go :).
Answered on Dec 4, 2016
Dr. Donald Alves answered
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
After 1 year: Since the blood bank cannot know which artists use proper infection-prevention techniques and which do not, there is a 12-month deferral period after getting a tattoo. If still healthy after that period (as most folks are), you are welcome to return to donating.
Answered on May 16, 2016
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