[Answered]Thalacemia and blood donation

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[Answered]Thalacemia and blood donation

Postby abuali » 09 Nov 2013, 11:47

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Jazakallah for your time.

Is blood donated by a thalacemia carrier useful to anyone?

Or should such a person refrain from donating blood?
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Re: Thalacemia and blood donation

Postby Sibtain » 09 Nov 2013, 15:02

Alaykum Salaam,

Thalassemia Carriers (also known as Thalassemia minor or trait) usually have lower hemoglobin than normal individuals and this fact would make them excluded from donating blood.
But in some cases, the hemoglobin levels may be normal and that would make it okay for them to donate.
Blood from a thalassemia minor patient is okay to be used for transfusion and would be useful

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