Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
donating plasma
im a female 44yrs of age and i was told sometime back that i carried the antibodies for hep c. i have never tested positive for the virus. can i donate plasma?
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1840891 tn?1431551393
If you carry the antibodies but not the viral RNA, then you do not have the virus. For reasons I've never understood (maybe CYA?) the blood banks have not traditionally made that distinction when accepting donations. I hope that changes as more Hepatitis C patients are able to eliminate the virus with the new treatments. Unless there have been very recent changes to policy, they will not let you donate blood.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
317787 tn?1468754865
Hi if you have the virus you can't donate blood.  
Cean gave you good advice
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
To add to the good advice you have been given ,interestingly enough you can be an organ donor,however ,no you can not donate blood.

Best to you...
Will
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
Dee1956 commented on photo
1 hr ago
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
Dee1956 commented on meegWpaw's status
2 hrs ago
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
Dee1956 uploaded a new photo
2 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
DC
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
1747881 tn?1358189534
Blank
Greeley, CO
2059648 tn?1439770265
Blank
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1472134636
Blank
DC
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
1747881 tn?1358189534
Blank
Greeley, CO
2059648 tn?1439770265
Blank