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Is it right to donate blood if I have had any type of viral hepatitis?

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Dr. John Fung
Surgery
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In brief: Depends

Since most viral hepatitis can be transferred with blood transfusions, extra precautions and testing are done to assure that donated blood is free of virus.
However it is critical that you tell the center of any known or suspected history of exposure. In some cases, when the viral infection has been eliminated (such as hepatitis a), over some extended period of time, it is permissible to donate.

In brief: Depends

Since most viral hepatitis can be transferred with blood transfusions, extra precautions and testing are done to assure that donated blood is free of virus.
However it is critical that you tell the center of any known or suspected history of exposure. In some cases, when the viral infection has been eliminated (such as hepatitis a), over some extended period of time, it is permissible to donate.
Dr. John Fung
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Do not donate.

If you have hepatitis b or c, you are not allowed to donate.
If you had hepatitis a in the distant past, check with your local red cross to find out.

In brief: Do not donate.

If you have hepatitis b or c, you are not allowed to donate.
If you had hepatitis a in the distant past, check with your local red cross to find out.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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