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Will I have to get an STD test before I can donate blood/plasma?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: No...however...

If you are reasonably concerned you may have an STD, then you should address that prior to donating blood.
Conscientious donors are the backbone of a healthy blood supply--we need you & you need to be healthy. They do screen for some bloodborne "STDs" (hepatitis, HIV), but can't test for everything.

In brief: No...however...

If you are reasonably concerned you may have an STD, then you should address that prior to donating blood.
Conscientious donors are the backbone of a healthy blood supply--we need you & you need to be healthy. They do screen for some bloodborne "STDs" (hepatitis, HIV), but can't test for everything.
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