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Giving Blood for the NHS

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by hawalkden, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. hawalkden

    hawalkden · Member

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    I dont know if i am still able to give blood for the National Blood Service. I was diagnosed with Type One Insulin Dependent Diabetes in March 2009 at the age of 19 and before I was diagnosed I was giving blood often.
    Help Please?!
     
  2. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hi, if on diabetic meds im 99% positive you cant give blood :?
     
  3. kewgirl

    kewgirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Hawalkden

    I have just telephoned the National Blood Service who confirmed that Type 1 Insulin Dependent Diabetics cannot donate blood.

    Diabetics who are controlled on diet and/or some oral medication can be considered as blood donors but on an individually assessed basis.

    If you wish to speak with the National Blood Service to clarify they have a 24 hour donor helpline on Tel: 0300 123 23 23.

    Txx
     
  4. Debloubed

    Debloubed Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I can confirm this to be true as I was turned down last week for blood donation! They have a yes/no check list and Type 1 Insulin dependent diabetics are at the top of the 'No' list - which is a bummer! They did say that the rules do change and have changed and probably will change again so you can register and they will keep in touch :D
     
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