Personally - I have read in many places now that it is unsafe for people with tick-borne illnesses to give blood or plasma. Testing reliability is not here yet. Some LLMD's are saying over & over again that there are literally 100's of strains of these different tick-borne diseases, and even the most reliable tests available now come up with less than satisfactory results - we still have a lot of false negs.
Based on that, I won't give blood, plasma, or donate any organ. That doesn't mean I believe no one should, just that I won't.
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.
"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).