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sabber32
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Plasma donating

Hi I am wandering since I am a pre diabetic now can I still donate plasma  still ??

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Re: Plasma donating


sabber32 wrote:

Hi I am wandering since I am a pre diabetic now can I still donate plasma  still ??


You can call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). They should be able to answer your question.

James G

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Re: Plasma donating

Yes you can still donate blood as long as you have you blood pressure under control and your diabetes is in control check with red cross about any other meds you are taking.

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Re: Plasma donating

 


sabber32 wrote:

Hi I am wandering since I am a pre diabetic now can I still donate plasma  still ??


Having diabetes or pre-diabetes does not automatically disqualify you.  Each blood donor facility will have its own specific rules about who is eligible. According to the Red Cross, "Diabetics who are well controlled on insulin or oral medications are eligible to donate."  

 

I guess the answer boils down to how they choose to define "well controlled".  You might not be eligible until you have another, lower A1C test.  Whether they are willing to look at current meter reading is something you would have to ask about.

 

Slightly off-topic, but maybe of interest to people who have had diabetes for years, "Donors with diabetes who since 1980, ever used bovine (beef) insulin made from cattle from the United Kingdom are not eligible to donate. This requirement is related to concerns about variant CJD, or 'mad cow' disease.


"Molly"
Type 2 diabetes diagnosed in 1995, now managed with Lantus, Novolog and Metformin; diet and exercise.
My husband and three adult sons also have type 2 diabetes.