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Can I give blood?

I have a current diagnosis of CIS but my Neuro says it’s more than a 99% chance that it’s MS. Awaiting results for lumbar puncture, VEP’s and 2nd MRI. Could be worse, getting my head around it all slowly. Does anyone know if I can still give blood? Thanks, Amanda.

Probably not. They don’t take blood off people with MS for two good reasons: (1) they don’t take any chances with the health of people so sick that they need a blood transfusion and (2) people with MS need their own blood more than anyone else does! I expect that all this applies to someone who does not have an MS dx but in whom MS is strongly suspected.

Alison

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Agreed Alison…Terry

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Thanks Alison and Terry. Finding myself thinking about questions I’ve never had to consider before. The irony in all this is I’m actually a bit of a control freak by nature, haha!

Amanda

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