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Can I donate my organs if I have hepatitis?

Can I donate my organs if I have hepatitis?

Depends: It can depend on the type of hepatitis. The organs being donated, and the recepient. Even in the worst cases, corneas may still be able to be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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I had hepititis a as a child. Can i give blood or donate my organs?

I had hepititis a as a child. Can i give blood or donate my organs?

Yes: Hep-a behaves as an isolated event--you do not become chronically infected with it or a carrier of it. So yes, after well recovered, you should be eligible to donate blood. ...Read more

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I've autoimmune hepatitis, is it possible that the immune system might attack more organs?

I've autoimmune hepatitis,  is it possible that the immune system might attack more organs?

Maybe: Generally speaking, people with autoimmune disease can have more than one affecting more than one organ. You need to be followed closely for any new symptoms. ...Read more

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My oldest daughter has hepatitis and i was thinking about letting her move in with me and i donate plasma can i catch this from her?

My oldest daughter has hepatitis and i was thinking about letting her move in with me and i donate plasma can i catch this from her?

Which hepatitis?: "Hepatitis" is a generic term that means your liver is inflamed. This can be caused by infection with viruses (like a, b, c, d, e, etc, cmv, ebv), parasites, bacteria. Non-infectious causes include: alcohol, toxin exposure, occupational risk, drugs (like tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose), familial liver diseases, ischemic damage, heart problems, infiltrative pathology, trauma, etc. More info please so we can help ...Read more

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Can I donate blood if I have hepatitis a?

Can I donate blood if I have  hepatitis a?

Depends on Age: Per the cdc, if you acquired hepatitis a before the age of 11, you can still donate. However, if you had hepatitis a after the age of 11, then no, you cannot donate blood. Check with your local blood donation center/bank to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to donate blood if I have hepatitis?

No: Every blood donor undergoes screening blood tests for hepatitis b & c and hiv. If tests positive, blood donaton is not allowed. ...Read more

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