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Is it safe to donate blood if I have hepatitis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Every blood donor undergoes screening blood tests for hepatitis b & c and hiv.
If tests positive, blood donaton is not allowed.

In brief: No

Every blood donor undergoes screening blood tests for hepatitis b & c and hiv.
If tests positive, blood donaton is not allowed.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Depends on cause

Hepatitis has many causes.
With viral hepatitis the answer would be no. If all viral causes excluded and fatty liver was the cause there is no logical reason why you couldn't donate. I suspect the donation center would probably reject you so as to practice a "cya" philosophy….

In brief: Depends on cause

Hepatitis has many causes.
With viral hepatitis the answer would be no. If all viral causes excluded and fatty liver was the cause there is no logical reason why you couldn't donate. I suspect the donation center would probably reject you so as to practice a "cya" philosophy….
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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