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    Does anyone know if you can donate plasma if you have Lupus? We have a BioLife Plasma center here and I was wondering. Thanks!
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    I was wondering that as well... that and bone marrow - since I've wanted to join the bone marrow registry for a while, but don't think i'd be able to.

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    I am not sure about that but since I can't give blood I am sure I can't give plasma either. I wanted to give blood to support a young man with cancer but, not only do I have Lupus, I am on too many medicines and they didn't want mine

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    The more I learn about Lupus the more I am amazed at the resolve and the determination I find in those affected with this disease to keep up with life as much as possible. The fact that you are thinking of donating, even if you can't!, is lovely.
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    i used to give blood regularly.

    i am no longer alowed to.

    check with the blood bank, giving a list of your medications.
    lupus does not exclude you, it is the medications we take.

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    I was told I can't donate, but I'm on a patootie load of meds. It seems to me I checked back when I was just on plaquinil and prednisone and was told "no, but thanks." I was at the DMV today and wondered if we can be organ and tissue donors. My uncle donated his body to a med school when he died, maybe that's the way to go - so future doc's can see first hand what lupus does to the body.

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    A few years ago prior to being diagnosed with lupus I was not allowed to donate plasma or platelets due to elevated lead levels from exposure from work. Our bone marrow helps to filter our blood and many substances tend to collect there.

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