Yes, you should NOT be a blood donor or an organ donor any longer - even after you have healed as those that will need those organs/blood are not exactly healthy individuals in most cases which means the bacteria can reactivate and cause them to have Lyme.
Actually, it's not been a good way to get people listening! I've been practically shouting this from the rooftops for the last few years and guess what? No one cares/believes it!!!
The Red Cross does NOT screen for Lyme - they ask on a questionnaire if you have had Lyme - well we don't know until we know! And seeing as how many of us are having to figure this out on our own, or being told by uneducated doctors that it's negative and we have nothing to worry about
- or that it's a false positive, you know that there are tons of people donating blood contaminated with these infections.
My husband needed to have blood after a really severe gastro bleed several years ago. We talked about
it and he agreed to have the blood and himself tested for everything we could think of before he would take it - at least we would know. Fortunately, he was able to get out of having to take the blood (took time off work to build up his own blood supply instead) and so we dodged that bullet!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)