If someone who has Crohn's donates blood and it ends up in someone who also has Crohn's there is a chance of it making their condition worse temporarily and may be why certain blood foundations refuse blood from people diagnosed with Crohn's.
The other factors which may affect your ability to donate blood are:
- Major surgery within the previous 12 months (Some are 18 months depending on blood foundation)
- Any form of blood transfusion within the previous 12 months
- Medications that you are on
- Current health status of your body, if you 'look' ill they have the right and ability to refuse donation
Looking into it I am not eligible for blood donation for another 8 months because I have been on an new post-trial anti-convulsant drug. You have said your not on any meds but have you been on any in the past, perhaps for a different reason?
Post Edited (PlyPencil) : 6/14/2012 2:29:19 PM (GMT-6)