7 doctors weighed in:
I have hemochromatosis - can I donate blood?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Unfortunately, the red cross does not allow this blood to be donated even though there is nothing wrong with the blood.
However, certain bacteria thrive on iron and that may be the red cross's rational.

In brief: No
Unfortunately, the red cross does not allow this blood to be donated even though there is nothing wrong with the blood.
However, certain bacteria thrive on iron and that may be the red cross's rational.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Thank
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If you're healthy.
Most blood banks will accept your blood donation. In fact, hemochromatosis donors are greatly appreciated. http://www.communitybloodservices.org/db_hhemochromatosis.php

In brief: Yes
If you're healthy.
Most blood banks will accept your blood donation. In fact, hemochromatosis donors are greatly appreciated. http://www.communitybloodservices.org/db_hhemochromatosis.php
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank
Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
There is no recognized universal prohibition on donation, but some blood banks will not accept blood from a person with hemochromatosis.

In brief: Yes
There is no recognized universal prohibition on donation, but some blood banks will not accept blood from a person with hemochromatosis.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors