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If I have antiphospholipid syndrome, can I donate blood?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No, maybe for self

Aps is an autoimmune disease and antibodies are present in blood.
Experiments of injecting serum (blood product) from aps patients to mice caused different changes in hyperactivity compared to normal serum or placebo. Aps may not be infectious but transient systemic effects can occur because of the presence of different anti phospholipid antibodies in the blood donation. Autologous donation is ok!

In brief: No, maybe for self

Aps is an autoimmune disease and antibodies are present in blood.
Experiments of injecting serum (blood product) from aps patients to mice caused different changes in hyperactivity compared to normal serum or placebo. Aps may not be infectious but transient systemic effects can occur because of the presence of different anti phospholipid antibodies in the blood donation. Autologous donation is ok!
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