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Can a person with beta thalassemia trait be a blood donor?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, but unlikely
A person with beta thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic.
If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more difficult time making hemoglobin (to make new red blood cells), he may not wish to be a blood donor.

In brief: Yes, but unlikely
A person with beta thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic.
If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more difficult time making hemoglobin (to make new red blood cells), he may not wish to be a blood donor.
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Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
ADHD & Autism
In brief: No
They are transfusion dependent (need blood always).

In brief: No
They are transfusion dependent (need blood always).
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
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