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Accoding to the fda if you had hep a after you were 11 you are permantly defered from donating blood, why? When hep a is out of the blood after a yea
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Dr. James Eitner
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In brief: Hepatitis and blood
The red cross disqualifies anyone who has had any hepatitis (a, b, c, d or e) or jaundice after the age of 11.
Exceptions include non-viral causes of hepatitis or jaundice such as gilbert's disease. Presumably the reason is to cast a wide net over all cases of viral hepatitis to ensure not missing a case of non-a hepatitis.

In brief: Hepatitis and blood
The red cross disqualifies anyone who has had any hepatitis (a, b, c, d or e) or jaundice after the age of 11.
Exceptions include non-viral causes of hepatitis or jaundice such as gilbert's disease. Presumably the reason is to cast a wide net over all cases of viral hepatitis to ensure not missing a case of non-a hepatitis.
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