Donating Blood with PM

I am approaching a year with my PM and feel better than I have felt in years!

My question is whether I can donate blood with a PM? I was a donor before and loved doing it and would love to be able to but have been getting conflicting information from people. Anyw help would be appreciated.

Phil


3 Comments

PM and blood donor

by Vai - 2007-07-06 03:07:31

I had the same experience. I am a regular donor and the heart medications - a thinner and beta blocker ruled me out of the program.

donating blood

by CathrynB - 2007-07-06 05:07:21

I'm also a regular blood donor and was told by the blood bank that they would defer me from giving for one year post op, then I could give again. I'm not on any medications. So glad to hear you're feeling well and benefiting from your PM! Take care, Cathryn

Blood Domor?

by Silversmith - 2007-07-06 11:07:51

Phil,

You will have to get a final answer from the blood center as they have the criterion blood donor must meets. My guess is the pacemaker will not make a difference but some medication you are now taking could rule you out as a donor. Once when I was taking a blood thinner and a beta blocker I was turned down. They don’t want me now because of age (70+) and a few other factors.

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