blood donation

j.d.
By j.d. Latest Reply 2010-02-10 20:43:54 -0600
Started 2010-02-10 09:33:22 -0600

can a person with diabetes donate blood


10 replies

hbkunkel
hbkunkel 2010-02-10 11:02:51 -0600 Report

Absolutely YES!! I do all the time. The only thing that sometimes prevents me from giving is low iron count. Yes, the bovine insulin is a restriction to.
Betsie

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-10 10:08:16 -0600 Report

Welcome to the site, Diabetes Connect !

Your question, comments and participation are all greatly appreciated, if I or anyone here can be of any assistance please don't hesitate to ask or post a question or request.

I hope that the links I have provided can be of some help.
There are many friends here who are willing to and can offer more insight into this, feel free to ask !

" Mays "

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-02-10 10:05:41 -0600 Report

Yes, as long as your diabetes is controlled, you haven't had any major treatment changes recently and you haven't used bovine insulin manufactured in the UK.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-10 10:00:06 -0600 Report

Yes !

Blood donation is very important and it's not the blood that is vital, it's the plasma that's important.

As long as you do not have an infectious disease a blood donation can be done.

You can find out more information by clicking on the links below or by contacting your local Red Cross :

http://www.redcrossblood.org/

http://www.aabb.org/Content/Donate_Blood/Bloo...

http://www.donatingplasma.org/needforplasma/p...

" Mays "

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-02-10 10:09:35 -0600 Report

The blood is more important than the plasma because they split the donation into red blood cells, plasma and platelets, all of which are very important and are needed for different things. They may even split off white blood cells as well, not 100% sure on that.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-10 15:37:12 -0600 Report

Thank You,
For the educational lesson, it's greatly appreciated.
I will store that away for future reference !