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Can lupus (sle) patients donate blood ever?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Check with blood ban

The blood bank will not accept blood from people with a tive lupus.
They may accept blood from someone with inscribe lupus after a wash out period of inactivity.

In brief: Check with blood ban

The blood bank will not accept blood from people with a tive lupus.
They may accept blood from someone with inscribe lupus after a wash out period of inactivity.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SLE + Blood donor

To begin with, a person with lupus should always discuss the issue of donating blood with their doctor. You should not donate blood if you are too anemic.
According to the american red cross, while a diagnosis of lupus was at one time a disqualifier for the donation of blood, this is not longer the case http://www.Lupus.Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.Aspx?Articleid=604&zoneid=76.

In brief: SLE + Blood donor

To begin with, a person with lupus should always discuss the issue of donating blood with their doctor. You should not donate blood if you are too anemic.
According to the american red cross, while a diagnosis of lupus was at one time a disqualifier for the donation of blood, this is not longer the case http://www.Lupus.Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.Aspx?Articleid=604&zoneid=76.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Thomas Namey
It can disqualify if certain drugs for lupus are in your system. Otherwise, you are right!
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