Tuberculosis (TB)

Can I donate blood if I have tuberculosis (TB)?

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  • AAmerican Red Cross answered

    If you have active tuberculosis or are being treated for active tuberculosis you should not donate. You could donate if you have a positive skin test, but no active tuberculosis, or if you are receiving antibiotics for a positive TB skin test only. If you are being treated for a tuberculosis infection, wait until treatment is successfully completed before donating.

    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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