Quick Answer: Can Thyroid Patients Donate Blood?

Does your thyroid affect your period?

Problems with your menstrual period.

Your thyroid helps control your menstrual cycle.

Too much or too little thyroid hormone can make your periods very light, heavy, or irregular.

Thyroid disease also can cause your periods to stop for several months or longer, a condition called amenorrhea..

Can a thyroid patient get pregnant?

Undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction can make it difficult to conceive. It can also cause problems during pregnancy itself. Once the over- or under-active thyroid is under control, however, there is no reason why you should not have a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby.

What medications prevent you from giving blood?

Accutane, Amnesteem, Absorica, Claravis, Myorisan, Sotret or Zenatane (isotretinoin), Proscar (finasteride), and Propecia (finasteride) – wait 1 month from the last dose. Avodart or Jalyn (dutasteride) – wait 6 months from the last dose. Aspirin, no waiting period for donating whole blood.

Who should not donate blood?

Persons with the following conditions are not allowed to donate blood anyime:Cancer.Cardiac disease.Sever lung disease.Hepatitis B and C.HIV infection, AIDS or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)High risk occupation (e.g. prostitution)Unexplained weight loss of more than 5 kg over 6 months.Chronic alcoholism.More items…

Can I marry a girl with thyroid?

There are many myths, misconceptions and mysteries that surround this important gland. The truth is that thyroid problems are common, easy to diagnose and treat. A person with a thyroid problem can grow, marry, have children and lead a very normal productive, and long life.

Can I donate blood if I did drugs?

or taking drugs? controlled substances, marijuana or alcohol use does not necessarily disqualify you from giving blood as long as you are feeling well. If you have EVER injected any illegal drugs, you can never give blood.

Can you donate blood if you have high cholesterol?

The answer is yes, we can give blood even when we have high cholesterol. This is due to the fact that high cholesterol isn’t some abnormal condition for a donor. When about 350/450ml blood is drawn from a donor & transfused it is diluted in the blood of the patient and level won’t be that high.

Can I take painkillers before giving blood?

I am taking aspirin/painkillers, can I still donate? Some medication, such as aspirin and some other painkillers may make platelets less effective. We need to know if you have taken any of these within the previous 48 hours of giving blood so that we don’t use the platelets from your donation.

Can you give blood if you have an 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.

Can you donate plasma if you have hypothyroidism?

The recommended frequency of plasma donation by the American Red Cross is every 28 days and hypothyroid patients on replacement therapy can donate blood products if feeling well and euthyroid on thyroxine for 6 months [2].

What would disqualify you from giving blood?

You’ve had certain types of cancer, or are being treated for cancer. Blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease disqualify you from donating, to protect both donor and recipient. A member of your family has Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. You’ve been taking certain acne medications, such as antibiotics.

What should your thyroid level be to get pregnant?

The best way to assess thyroid levels is to ask for a blood test. Conventional wisdom suggests that 4.2 should be the upper limit for TSH. However, recent studies have suggested that TSH should be no higher than 2.5 when trying to conceive and 3.0 during pregnancy.