When I first learned that I had Diabetes, I just thought I could never donate blood again, BUT, you and I both can. Yes, you can donate blood, if you meet the following criteria:
Your sugar level is controlled.
You are in good health.
Your blood pressure is below 180/100.
You are not anemic (low red blood cells).
Of course, you will be asked other question that might also disqualify you. They will ask if you have received bovine (beef) insulin since 1980, you may not be eligible to donate. That's because some bovine insulin was made from cattle in the United Kingdom and might carry Creutzfeldt-Jakob (or "mad cow") disease.
Have any of you ever given blood since you've had diabetes?
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