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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Should I disclose celiac disease to the Red Cross when I donate blood?

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I've wondered about this also. I also am on the bone marrow donor list and I've wondered about that. They say you shouldn't give bone marrow if you have lupus and they don't know for sure if I do or not. Maybe I should call them about the lupus at least and then mention celiac disease.

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I just dropped them an emial, I'll post back when they reply.

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You could if you want, but I don't see why you shouldn't be able to give blood. If there are antibodies in your blood, they don't do anything, anyway. Celiac cannot be transmitted through blood like HIV or something. It should be fine, but I can't inform you as to the technicalities.

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Got an asnwer...

No problem whatsoever, Vincent.

Hope we see you soon.

We have recently converted to the Universal American Association of Blood Banking blood donation record, which is completely different than the old record we used to give you.

There is no longer any question that would require you to volunteer that information.

To avoid confusion, or a slow down in the (already lengthy) registration process, I wouldn’t mention it.

If you have further questions, feel free to e-mail.

Have a good day.

Steve Sadler

Problem Management Specialist

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That's great! Good to know some people don't consider us "contagious". :D

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With lupus it's ok to give blood if it only affects your skin and joints. At least that's what I was told last time I donated. I also know that the blood supply was extemely low at the time, so I hope they didn't accept me because of that.

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I can't give blood only because of hypoglycemia... I pass out just from having blood drawn at the dr.s office, I can't imagine what would happen if I tried to donate blood.(it's not the fear of needles or blood, it's literally draining to me!)

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With lupus it's ok to give blood if it only affects your skin and joints. At least that's what I was told last time I donated. I also know that the blood supply was extemely low at the time, so I hope they didn't accept me because of that.

I'm assuming that blood is okay but bone marrow is not with lupus.

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