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Re: [IP] Live from New York



just looking around I found 2 web sites that said a diabetic can donate blood, but
didn't mention
anything about insulin. And I found one other that said a diabetic on insulin can
not, and a diabetic
on oral medications can if they are under good control.

Sue Kinzelman wrote:

> yeah, I wonder where  I could find that out. I forget where I heard it was a
> felony, ,but I was quite surprised.
> It didn't have anything to  do with the health of the donor or whether the donor
> was in good control.
> It had to do with the fact that the unused insulin in your blood can severely
> affect the recipient or possibly kill the recipient
> if no one is aware of the unused insulin being present in the donated blood..
>
> Sam wrote:
>
> > At 11:12 AM 9/11/2001 Sue Kinzelman wrote:
> >  >yes, that' right! As a matter of fact I think it is a felony for an insulin
> >  >dependent diabetic to donate blood.
> >
> > I don't know about your local laws, but many insulin dependent diabetics
> > are legally allowed to donate blood nationwide. If it is a felony in your
> > jurisdiction, I'd see if you could find out why... that makes no sense to
> > me at all.
> >
> > Sam
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