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Blood Donation - Drugs and Donation

Last Updated on Sep 23, 2020
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Drugs and Blood Donation

Normally there is no problem with blood donation if you are taking a drug; however there are certain drugs that not approved for the donation-

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  • Antibiotics given for an active infection.
  • Finasteride (Proscar, Finast) given for prevent the enlargement of prostate gland.
  • Finasteride (Propecia) given to cure baldness.
  • Dutasteride (Avodart, Dutas) given for prevent the enlargement of prostate gland.
  • Wafarin, Warfilone (Coumadin, Acetrone) usually given to prevent blood clots in the legs, heart or lungs.
  • Acitretin (Soriatane) given for severe psoriasis.
  • Etretinate (Tegison) given for severe psoriasis.
  • Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret, isotretinoin - (Accutane)) Given to cure severe acne.
  • Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Not same as Hepatitis Vaccine) - given following an exposure to hepatitis B.

References

  1. Donors who give blood voluntarily and for altruistic reasons have the lowest prevalence of HIV, hepatitis viruses and other blood-borne infections, as compared to people who donate for family members or in lieu of payment.
  2. WHO Fact sheet N279, June 2008, Blood safety and donation

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Shazidamain

According to a recent survey conducted by World Health Organisation, 52.42% of all blood donated in India is through voluntary blood donation camps. The figure was 45% in 2002. This shows that nearly 47.58% of all blood donated is either from paid donors or from family members.

sriharsha.d

i have donated my blood on 22 feb 2013. can i donate it again on 24 april 2013? i'm of 19 years

purnima.rajput

kya jb koi physical ho to last night kya woh blood de sakta hai.....

Michael48

Can I donate at a childrens' hospital if i am taking balsalazide disodium fo colitis?

Dominik

Can I donate blood if a smoked weed ?

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