About 10 or 12 years ago I donated blood. I later received a letter from the blood banking saying that I had "elevated liver enzymes." I do not remember the specifics. but I assume they were implying that I had been exposed to hepatitis. I did not have it checked out by a doctor at the time, but I have had no problems since and am in good overall health.
I see two possibilities that could have contributed to the test results. I was in college at the time and, though I did not drink often or habitually, I had gotten very drunk a day or two before the blood draw. I had also undergone a three-injection hep B vaccination earlier that year. Could either of these have contributed and, if so, will I still be allowed to donate blood? Or is such a test result an immediate ban on future donations? I feel very strongly about the blood donation program and would like to start donating again so any information would be hugely appreciated.
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