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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.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.
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