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Can you donate blood/organs if you've had cancer/chemotherapy?

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Dr. John Fung
Surgery

In brief: Depends

Each donor is assessed for risk factors based on his/her individual medical and social history.
For patients with a history of cancer, the decision to accept them as a donor depends on the type and stage of the cancer, the time from occurrence to donation, and testing to see whether there is evidence of recurrence. In addition, the immediate need for an organ may sometimes be considered.

In brief: Depends

Each donor is assessed for risk factors based on his/her individual medical and social history.
For patients with a history of cancer, the decision to accept them as a donor depends on the type and stage of the cancer, the time from occurrence to donation, and testing to see whether there is evidence of recurrence. In addition, the immediate need for an organ may sometimes be considered.
Dr. John Fung
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: May be

The blood banks use a number of criteria to check for suitability to donate blood.
Having chemotherapy per se is not a disqualification. See this site for more info. http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.

In brief: May be

The blood banks use a number of criteria to check for suitability to donate blood.
Having chemotherapy per se is not a disqualification. See this site for more info. http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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