A 15-year-old female asked:
can you donate blood if you have thalassemia trait?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Oscar Novick answered
58 years experience Pediatrics
No : I font believe that you are an acceptable candidate for donating blood because of your thalassemia trait.
Answered on Jun 1, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: With thalassemia trait your hemoglobin level may be too low to qualify for donating blood.The trait does not disqualify you based on listings of various donation center sites.You do have to have to meat other age and health requirements. Look up some info at the carter blood care center site or the american red cross.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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