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Can I donate blood if I have the sickle cell trait?

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  • AAmerican Red Cross answered

    You are eligible to donate blood if you have the sickle cell trait.

    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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