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Old 07-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Donating plasma/blood

I take Tegretol not for seizures, but for mood management.

I was wondering if I could still donate even with Tegretol in my system.

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Old 08-16-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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Re: Donating plasma/blood

You are fine. You can still donate whole blood or plasma if you are otherwise healthy.

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Re: Donating plasma/blood

You might want to check with the blood donation people. I used to donate until I was put on lithium, and then I couldn't donate ever again. Their screening process is usually simple, yet thorough. Be sure and let them know any/all drugs you take, regardless of the reason you take them, and they will be able to let you know if you're blood is "safe".

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