AnonymousDecember 6, 1996 at 4:21 pmPost count: 93172
Hi Lisa and others….
Funny you should ask about blood donation. The local blood bank called last night and I asked that very question…am I
eligible to donate. I’ve had Graves for six years…was radiated right
away and have been on replacement thyroid since. The woman asked the
doctor and he said “Yes..as long as you had stable levels for a year.”
She also looked it up in their manual and it agreed with his assessment.
So…roll up your sleeves gang…..
By the way…I have been a lucky one and so far have had few bad symptoms…
nothing I can’t cope with. Hair thinned for awhile…and weight gain…
a bummer for sure, but, oh well….
good luck to you all…your stories are very touching…..
LizAnonymousDecember 6, 1996 at 5:11 pmPost count: 93172
Tis the season for blood and plasma donation! I’ve always been an active
Does GD affect my ability to donate? Any info would be appreciated.
-LisaAnonymousDecember 6, 1996 at 6:37 pmPost count: 93172
I went to the Red Cross in Michigan and they would not let me donate blood
because I was on synthroid. I am not sure why? It’s too bad because I have a
a rare blood type and I was up to almost 3 gallons donated. Does anyone know
why synthroid would make a difference? thanks…..CarolynAnonymousDecember 6, 1996 at 8:46 pmPost count: 93172
I don’t donate blood because I now have several autoimmune diseases. I’m not
sure ow they would effect the receiver, if at all, but I’m not willing to
share this burden with anyone else.AnonymousDecember 6, 1996 at 8:55 pmPost count: 93172
I don’t donate ’cause I pass out cold.
Bruce the whimpAnonymousDecember 7, 1996 at 5:44 amPost count: 93172
It could. I know they won’t let you give blood if you are taking anti-thyroid medications. I don’t know about RAI/synthetic thyroid. My guess, though, is that at least for now, you might have to pass.
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