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Donating blood after OS surgery

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Hi guys,

i normally give blood but have had a thought about if ill be able to donate blood after having overseas surgery. Does anyone know? Because I know you have to wait a certain amount of time for just travelling but I wonder if you would be banned for life after surgery hmm! Thanks everyone x

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What a great thing you have been doing! My mum is AB+ so on the rare side and she's been doing it for years. I know she has to wait 12 months after getting tattooed before she can donate again, not sure of the surgery side though.

Don't they test your blood every time for infections before they will allow you to donate? And ask multiple questions? Perhaps the red Cross has info that they could email you before you make a special trip

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I have been thinking about the same thing! I'm donating next week so this will be the last time before my surgery in Phuket in March. So I think I will ask them next week and see what they say! :)

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I would be surprised if you are allowed to give blood. I'm from the UK and am not allowed to give blood here, and we are a low risk country, unlike Thailand. Not everything can be picked up on blood tests. Stupid seeing as they are so desperate for blood.

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