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i was diagnosed as a gilbert syndrome patient,can i donate blood?

By Anonymous May 20, 2010 - 10:34am
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my symptoms were only jaundice and fatigue;

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question and for being responsible in checking this out.

According to the Sloan Kettering Center :

"You may donate if you had a history of unexplained jaundice from birth to age 11. Or you have:

-Erythroblastosis (Hemolytic Disease of the newborn, Rh disease)
-or Jaundice secondary to Gallstones
-or Jaundice due to Gilbert's Disease
-or Jaundice due to drug sensitivity

You may NOT donate if you...

-had Viral Hepatitis or unexplained Jaundice at age 11 or older.
-have a positive blood test for Hepatitis B or C.
-donated blood in which a recipient developed Hepatitis within six months of transfusion.
-were involved in two or more post-transfusion Hepatitis cases."

I hope this helps you. If we can help or support you in any other way, please let us know-

May 20, 2010 - 11:28am
(reply to Susan Cody)

Good afternoon ms. susan cody.... i was also diagnosed of having gilbert syndrome... assuming that i'm the donor... can the high bilirubin count in my blood affect the donee?... tnx and GBU

August 25, 2010 - 10:23pm
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