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Can You Donate Blood If You Have An Std

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New FDA Tissue Transplant Rules Require STD Testing for Sperm, Egg Donation, Bar MSM, Injection Drug Users From Donating

Tissue banks must test donors and donated tissues for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and other diseases and ask donors about their risk factors for such diseases, according to new FDA tissue donation regulations released on Thursday, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Critics of Gay Blood Donation Ban See "Glimmer of Hope" in Ruling Upholding Ban

Ontario Superior Court Justice Catherine Aitken on Thursday upheld a total ban on blood donations from any man who has ever had sex with a man since 1977. In dismissing a constitutional challenge to the policy, Aitken ruled that Canadian Blood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Ban on Gay Men's Blood Donation to Be Reconsidered

A lifting of the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men is being urged by activists, blood organizations, and several US senators in advance of the policy's next federal review. The US Federal Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Blood Donation? (BLOOD DONATION)

Dear Dr. Bob:First, I want to comment on the recent post about you being an inconsiderate fraud. That person, truly does owe you a major apology. You're one of the nicest people via the internet, that I've ever met. You deserve a grammy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Vampire,A Grammy Award??? Would that be in the new "Cyber Sexpert" category?As for blood donations, the policy banning anyone who has had man-to-man sex makes no sense medically or scientifically. (See below.)I would advise you merely... Read more »

Dr bob if you can answer all my last 4 forum questions (especially the"I'm begging last quest." " tylenol and advil" "STD" test I want to donate $500. I will regardless, but if you could by tommorrow I will make it. I know your busy but those last 4 foru

I'll give u my credit card #, money order, check, cash, whatever.I'm pleading. I want to move on in therapy for depression and your confirmation will solve 75% of my problems. I swear after this all I'll do is say hi amd donate.U can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,WHOA!!!!! Steady there young fellow. You've been firing questions off at such an alarming rate I'm worried you're going to get carpel tunnel syndrome from all the fast and furious typing! Actually, another name for carpel tunnel... Read more »

his wife went to donate blood and it came out she has blood abnormalities

I had an affair with a married man in July 2001. He slept with his wife in July as well. She went to donate blood and the donor clinic contacted her doctor, who in turn contacted her.They say she has "blood abnormalities". My...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Wow, that's quite a story. The bottom line is if you used condoms then you should be reasonably safe. However all the other exposures could also be risky. The answer is GET TESTED! Knowing and treating can change the whole prognosis of the... Read more »

Blood Donation Question

Hi Ryan-I know that donated blood to a faction such as the Red Cross is tested for HIV and other STDs/infectious diseases. Although I know that a blood test by donating blood is no substitute for an HIV antibody or STD test, I need to know, would...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The Red Cross' policy is to notify individuals if the testing process detects infections in a person's donated blood. People are notified by mail and are urged to see their doctor for further testing and evaluation.This is not a foolproof... Read more »
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blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The nurse was touching with her finger, no gloves, the hole on my arm from which I donated blood, during a blood donation session. The hole was still open and there was blood on it. I don't recall her having blood on her finger, but what's going on?... Read more »

blood donation got awry

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I donated blood for the first time a couple of months ago during a blood drive. Once, they got my blood, they placed a piece of cotton on the hole of the arm that they used to get it. Later on, a nurse came and removed the cotton. She then placed... Read more »

blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I donated blood for the first time a couple of months ago during a blood drive. Once, they got my blood, they placed a piece of cotton on the hole of the arm that they used to get it. Later on, a nurse came and removed the cotton. She then placed... Read more »

blood donation question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If donated blood tests positive for HIV, how long after the donation date will the donor of that blood be notified? Thanks


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