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Treated Brucellosis Affected Person Donate Blood Others
Get better first: Brucellosis has been transmitted by blood transfusion but only, so far as we know, from someone who is still sick with it. One recommendation is a two-year deferral after symptoms resolve with antibiotic treatment; i think that is excessive. The blood bank's medical director will decide. I am pleased that you wish to donate blood. ...Read more
Possibly: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome causes individuals to have a propensity to develop blood clots. The defect is not in the rbc itself and the syndrome is not considered a malignancy therefore it should be possible to donate blood. Having said that the red cross has the last say. ...Read more
Not for all, but some cases, when you donate blood and you come out clean, later in the years the person that received your blood can get a disease?
No 100% certainty: Blood transfusions are recommended when the benefits are greater than the risks, but nothing's 100% certain. In a perfect world, we could detect 100% of diseases with 100% sensitivity. As of today, we can detect the diseases we both know about, & can test for. Before 1990s, there was no test for hepatitis C. Blood transfusions carrying it were given, & some people became sick many years after. ...Read more
Not wise: When your body is low on neutrophils you are at increased risk of infection, and this is not a normal state, so it needs evaluated to determine the cause. It may be from some infections, cancers, drug effects, or severe stress. See your dr., get healthy, and then consider donating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Some blood banks consider icthyosis an autoimmune disease and will not accept your blood. Some banks will not accept your blood if you are on accutane, and varying other medications. I disagree with the autoimmune designation so i would suggest checking out your local blood banks policies as these can vary. Theoretically you should be able to donate blood if you meet certain criteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 week: 1 week should be enough time.Get a more detailed answer ›
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