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#1 w3stfa11



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Posted 08 March 2007 - 12:01 AM

Can you donate blood if you are taking anti-depressants? I want to donate blood for my school's fundraiser and I'm wondering if I can, because I'm on Zoloft. Also, will I be required to tell them I'm on medication? Anyone know?


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Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:05 AM

Well I've been donating for over a year (every 56 days) and I'm on Wellbutrin and clonazepam ( and was on zoloft for a while) They told me that it is not a problem to be on these meds, yes you do have to tell them though, the screening process does include a lot of questions but it is well worth it to donate :hearts:

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 12:38 PM

I did a little research for you, hope this helps :hearts:

Who Can Donate Blood?
In general you ARE ELIGIBLE to donate blood if:
# You are 17 years old or older. There is no upper age limit.
# You weigh at least 110 pounds
# You are in good health. If taking medication, you may be able to donate depending on the reason for and the type of medication. .
Persons taking most medications are able to donate blood.

Medications that do not prevent you from donating:
* High Blood Pressure Medications
* Insulin (by mouth or injection)
* Allergy Medications
* Asthma Medications
* Anti-depressants
* Aspirin
* Cholesterol Lowering Medications
* Seizure Medications
* Diet Pills

#4 flippingout


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Posted 08 March 2007 - 03:53 PM

good question. i was just thinking the same thing.
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 04:29 PM

good question. i was just thinking the same thing.

same here (hence how I stumbled across this thread and forum!)

#6 Princessrolo



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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:27 PM

I dont see the problem with it, I give blood. I would tell them any meds you are on, although they do normally ask!

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