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Can I donate blood if I have heart disease?

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  • AAmerican Red Cross answered

    If you have heart disease, you can donate blood after you have been medically evaluated and treated, have not had heart related symptoms within the past 6 months, and have no restrictions on your daily activities. 

    You must wait at least 6 months after an angina episode, heart attack, bypass surgery, or angioplasty before donating blood.

    Guidelines on eligibility to give blood change from time to time. The most up-to-date eligibility information can be obtained by contacting the American Red Cross blood center nearest you.

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