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  • Anonymous
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    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…..

    Liz

    Anonymous
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    Tis the season for blood and plasma donation! I’ve always been an active
    donor…

    Does GD affect my ability to donate? Any info would be appreciated.

    -Lisa

    Anonymous
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    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…..Carolyn

    Anonymous
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    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.

    Anonymous
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    I don’t donate ’cause I pass out cold.

    Bruce the whimp

    Anonymous
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    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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