Can I donate blood if I have hepatitis b?

No. That is an absolute contraindication. There are pre-screening questions that need to be answered prior to donating. They of course also check donated blood for usual infections such as hep b, hep c and hiv. Since you already know that you have hep b, i wouldn't even bother.

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Can a person having hepatitis b surface antigen negative donate blood?

Yes . Anyone donating blood will have their blood screened to confirm that they are negative before any blood products would be distributed. Read more...

Might it be possible that a person having hepatitis b antigen negative donate blood?

Need more info. Which hep b antigen are you talking about? If it is hep b e antigen negative and you have positive viral load, then absolutely not. If it is hep b surface antigen negative, you have no viral load and have never been exposed to hep b, then yes. However, if you have had a w/u for abnormal liver enzymes despite negative hep b, you will likely be rejected as that is 1 of the screening questions. Read more...

Hepatitis b blood test non conclusive. What does that mean?

Non conclusive tests. Hepatitis b or any other test rarely can be non conclusive. To diagnose positivity, we look at different components of tests . If you have contradictory test results, it may be deemed non conclusive and you have to repeat the test in three to six months. Read more...

Is it safe for me to give blood if I have just had a hepatitis b jab?

Wait 4 weeks . The screening test could mistake vaccine in the bloodstream (which is not infectious) for hepatitis B infection, and then you'd get ruled out for donation forever. Read more...

My blood result came out to be positive for hepatitis b surface ab?

Not to worry. Your body makes hep b surface antibody in response to the hepatitis b vaccine. It can also make it to the hepatitis b virus. If you've been vaccinated, it's more likely to be due to the first reason. If you're still concerned though, a test for hep b surface antigen and a liver function panel should clear things up. Most likely, they were checking your immunity status. Read more...