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Author Topic: Can you give blood with thal minor?  (Read 367 times)
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« on: June 05, 2019, 01:08:05 PM »

Hi everyone, just wondering if it is ok to give blood if you have the beta thal trait? And if so, would there be any complications/should it be avoided?

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 05:53:32 PM »

It depends where you are and what your Hb level is. For example, the US Red Cross has a cutoff of 12.5 Hb. If over that, blood can be given.
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