Can you donate blood with autoimmune disease? Patients with most autoimmune diseases cannot donate blood because of so many unknown factors of these diseases. There is no evidence for danger in transfusing blood, but there is no evidence or experience to support its safety. In many cases deferral from donating blood is to protect the donor from complications.
What diseases Cannot donate blood?
- Hepatitis B.
- Hepatitis C.
- HIV (1 and 2)
- HTLV (Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Types I and II (HTLV)
- West Nile Virus.
- Zika Virus.
- Chagas disease.
Can you give blood in the UK if you have MS? If you have multiple sclerosis, you will not be able to donate blood or be a bone marrow donor in the UK. This is a blanket ban that applies to a range of conditions including MS and rheumatoid arthritis, where the cause of the condition is not known. People with MS can be considered as organ donors.
Can a blood transfusion cause MS? These results provide no evidence that blood transfusion is associated with an increased risk of MS.