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Can I donate blood if I have multiple sclerosis (MS)?

In the past, the American Red Cross restricted blood donations from people with various autoimmune conditions, like multiple sclerosis (MS). Those guidelines are no longer in place. MS is not contagious or transmissible from one person to another through blood products. Assuming your MS is stable, I suspect your neurologist would have no reservations about providing you with a letter clearing you to donate.

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