Lyme and Blood Donation – JUST NO! – from Nonda S.

If you have Lyme disease, you are not eligible to donate blood.

The Red Cross recognizes Lyme disease as a chronic, lifelong, debilitating and frequently fatal blood disease and does not allow anyone with an uncertain or positive

  • CDC
  • Western Blot
  • ELISA
  • IGeneX

Lyme test to donate blood.

This is ironic as most doctors and no insurer recognizes the existence of Lyme as a chronic ailment.

I can say that I have now verified this myself

So why does the Red Cross take it seriously when most physicians do not? Because AIDS was largely spread through tainted blood donations, and the Red Cross takes it’s safety obligations very seriously in the aftermath of that debacle.

So no if you have Lyme, you cannot donate blood – but I certainly encourage everyone else to do so and often.

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