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Is it true that pregnant women are not allowed to be blood donors?
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In brief: Yes
We do not consider it safe for a pregnant woman to donate blood.
Blood volume increases dramatically over the course of pregnancy in order to support proper fetal circulation. The loss of blood from the system would likely be tolerated, but the system is not designed for that. Given the potential risks and the lack of anything to be gained, blood donation is not allowed during pregnancy.

In brief: Yes
We do not consider it safe for a pregnant woman to donate blood.
Blood volume increases dramatically over the course of pregnancy in order to support proper fetal circulation. The loss of blood from the system would likely be tolerated, but the system is not designed for that. Given the potential risks and the lack of anything to be gained, blood donation is not allowed during pregnancy.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
A pregnant woman will increase her blood volume 50% to support the pregnancy, in addition to supplying the materials for the baby to produce its own blood.
She should not put additional stress on her system by removing blood as well.

In brief: Yes
A pregnant woman will increase her blood volume 50% to support the pregnancy, in addition to supplying the materials for the baby to produce its own blood.
She should not put additional stress on her system by removing blood as well.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy Brown
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