Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/25/the_odd_body_donating_blood/

What conditions disqualify you from donating blood?

Safety while saving lives

By Stephen Juan

Posted in Science, 25th August 2006 12:41 GMT

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What conditions disqualify you from donating blood?

Asked by Patricia Lowe of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Some people are disqualified from donating blood because they have diseases that are transmissible via blood. Other potential donors are disqualified because their conditions could endanger themselves.

According to the American Red Cross: