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Re: [IP] Re: Blood Drive & Diabetes

gail d <email @ redacted> wrote:

> The American Red Cross's "official" policy is that all
> insulin dependent diabetics can give blood.  They
> might require a letter from your physician stating
> that you have the MD's permission to do such.  This
> policy was established about 7 years ago.

All they require is that you state that there has been no significant change
in your control regimen in the past six weeks.

If you *tell* them that you re-use lancets or needles, then they'll defer
you for a year . . . but they're not allowed to ask.

Jim Handsfield
email @ redacted

The opinions expressed are mine and do not necessarily represent those of my
wife who runs our house and makes more important decisions than I do.
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