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Can I donate blood if I have an STD?

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You must wait 12 months after treatment for syphilis or gonorrhea before you are eligible to donate blood.
You may donate blood if you have chlamydia, venereal warts (human papilloma virus), or genital herpes and you are feeling healthy and well and meet all other eligibility requirements.
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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