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If you have tattoos and your child is in dire need of transfusion...did you know that you couldn't?

People with tattoos can't donate is medically contraindicated.


Asked by Anonymous at 2:09 PM on Jul. 16, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (13)
  • i used to work as a phlebotomist and yes, you can donate after 12 months

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 2:13 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • They can donate, it just has to be past a certain time frame.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 2:10 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • You can donate after 6 months or something like that. I have one...and they told me a time frame that I had to wait for.

    Answer by LaceyAM at 2:11 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • They can donate, they just can not have gotten a new tattoo or piercing within the past 12 months.

    And believe me, if my daughter needed a transfusion, and they asked me, I would lie my ass off for her

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:11 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Well I am not sure how it works but my hubby donated to our child and he has some tats....

    Answer by Korysmom96 at 2:12 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • You can also donate bone marrow 12 months after having a tattoo.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 2:14 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • WTG PPs!! What's your point OP?

    Answer by motherofanaries at 2:18 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Okay that is just a jerk off thing to do. Yes, we can donate, as long as it has been one year after the ink was put on.
    But seriously, are you so hateful of anyone slightly different, you would say this to try and make some tatted mommies feel guilty? Who are you? June fricken Cleaver? I am pretty dang sure you aren't perfect so stop judging us. Oh and BTW, yep I am a christian and all my tats are for Christ to try and reach those ppl who would hate Him because of ppl like YOU.

    Answer by mama4Christ361 at 2:19 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • I donate every 6-8 weeks and I have 7 tattoos...where are you getting your information from?

    Answer by mamakirs at 2:19 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • you can donate after it has been 12 months since the time of your last tattoo or body piercing

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jul. 16, 2009