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Can a person with beta thalassemia trait be a blood donor?

Can a person with beta thalassemia trait be a blood donor?

Yes, but unlikely: A person with beta 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. ...Read more

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Thalassemia (Definition)

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Could i be an egg donor if I have thalassemia trait?

Could i be an egg donor if I have thalassemia trait?

It appears not: According to information from Egg Donor America (http://www.eggdonoramerica.com/egg_donor_become.php) potential egg donors need to be between ages 18 and 32 and have "no family history of inheritable genetic disorders". I'm sorry. ...Read more

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Can a person wtih alpha thalassemia trait donate blood?

Can a person wtih alpha thalassemia trait donate blood?

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. ...Read more

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Can you donate blood if you have thalassemia trait?

Can you donate blood if you have thalassemia  trait?

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. ...Read more

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If someone with thalassemia trait were to donate blood, would the recipients of that blood be carriers?

No: The donated blood does not alter the recipients system in the long term.The blood cells each have a lifespan approaching 90-100 days after release, then they are broken down in the body and recycled. Blood donation helps a patient catch up with blood losses in the short term and provide stability of the system while it heals. ...Read more

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Will any vaccinations exclude a person from being a blood donor?

Will any vaccinations exclude a person from being a blood donor?

MMR, Chicken pox and: Mmr, varicella (chicken pox) and yellow fever all have a 4 week waiting period until blood can be donated. ...Read more

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Can i donate blood if I have beta thalassemia trait?

Yes: As long as you meet the donor requirements for donation, then having beta-thalassemia is not a criterion for exclusion. However, females with beta-thalassemia trait rarely meet the donor criterion of hemoglobin of 12 gm/dl and are frequently deferred. ...Read more

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Can I donate blood if I have anemia thalassemia beta trait?

Can I donate blood if I have anemia thalassemia beta trait?

If anemic, no: The red cross won't let people who are anemic donate blood. People are checked for anemia at their screening for blood donation, and if your hemoglobin is less than 12.5 they will not allow you to donate blood. Not everyone with beta thalassemia trait is anemic, so there is a chance that you may pass the screening. However, if you know that you often have a low hemoglobin, expect to be turned away. ...Read more

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Can I donate blood if I have alpha thalassemia trait?

Can I donate blood if I have alpha thalassemia trait?

Yes but..: Alpha thalassemia trait will not preclude from donating blood. Anemia (which is checked on intake at the donation center) may preclude you though, depending on how severe the anemia, if present at all, is. ...Read more

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