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Donate Blood While On An Ssri?

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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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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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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

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good question. i was just thinking the same thing.

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good question. i was just thinking the same thing.

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

mint

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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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