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Can I donate blood if I had Scarlet Fever as an infant?

By Anonymous March 9, 2018 - 5:16pm
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My Mother said that I almost died from it as it was a time when a lot of children were dying from it. It would have been in the 40's therefore, the antibiotics, if there were any, may not have been very good.

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

If your scarlet fever was appropriately treated with antibiotics and you have not experienced complications from this condition, the Red Cross does not list Scarlet Fever as a reason they would refuse blood donation.

You can read more about eligibility requirements for donating blood, including a list of medical conditions and treatments below. Copy/paste:



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