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Can I donate blood if I have used intravenous drugs?

Those who have ever used IV drugs that were not prescribed by a physician are not eligible to donate. This requirement is related to concerns about hepatitis and HIV.
The most up-to-date eligibility information can be obtained by contacting the American Red Cross blood center nearest you.

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