I was told by the American Red Cross that you can give 5 years after you have the treatment for cancer and it hasn't returned. So, I had my RAI in September of last year and as long as I don't have a recurrence in between now and then, I should be able to give again in 2012. It really bums me out because I was a regular donor. They have a blood drive every few months at work, and it really feels like another slap in the face that I had the big "C", although I'm very thankful it was found!
If you call your local Red Cross, they should be able to tell you.
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