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can you donate blood if ??

can you donate blood if you smoke ?? taken pain pills?? or have smoked weed recently ??
just curious don't hate.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:06 AM on Nov. 21, 2008 in Health

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Answers (4)
  • Smoker: Yes
    Pain Pills: Depends on the pill. You can donate, but there will be a wait time, anywhere from 24 hours to a year depending on the drug and it's half-life.
    Marijuana: 24 hour wait

    To sunmoonstars: They DO test all of the blood and for more than just Hep and HIV, they have to. They can't risk people's lives based on a questionnaire.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 4:00 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • smoke - yes, taken pain pills - i think so, smoked weed - NOPE
    Married2theBest

    Answer by Married2theBest at 3:12 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • I agree with above. But they most likely won't test for it. They will ask you a questionairre full of things like that, then test you for Hep B and C and HIV, maybe other things.
    sunmoonstars

    Answer by sunmoonstars at 3:22 AM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • They ask you a TON of questions. Then they screen it after it's been taken just to make sure. They certainly wouldn't just take people's words for it.
    MarlyeGirl

    Answer by MarlyeGirl at 3:45 AM on Nov. 21, 2008