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why can't i give blood?
Sep 9, 2007

I found out when i tried to give blood this year that I had the Hep B antibody with no acute infxn. I gave you the lab results and confirmed this. So if i'm not able to give it to anyone, why won't i be able to give blood?

Response from Dr. McGovern

There are rules in the blood bank that patients with hepatitis B, whether inactive or not, can no longer donate blood.

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