I sent an email to the Red Cross and just recieved this back. I asked what the restrictions were for having lupus and giving blood this is her reply:
Lupus of any type is okay as far as donating blood is concerned.
We will look forward to seeing you at a Red Cross blood drive soon.
Thanks so much for checking and for being concerned for patients in need.
Newly DX's Lupus.Possible CREST,COPD, high PB xanax,triam , vicodin.5x3, Evista for osteo,. oxygen Plaquanil800mil, . effexor. spiriva, xopenex. pred.10.mil.
Come ye, all that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest!