Donating blood or organs

Posted on: Sun, 01/04/2015 - 2:30am
butzie's picture
Joined: 04/10/2011 - 21:08

Hello, Have not posted in some time but I have a severely peanut allergic son who has had a few anaphylactic reactions in his 24 years (became aware of his allergy when he was less than one year old). My son has donated blood on a few occasions and I am seeking the following info: (a) if the donation sites screen for any allergy, and (b) does the blood from a peanut-allergic donor pose any short-term problem for the recipient? Similarly can a peanut allergic individual be listed as an organ donor? Anyone know if the allergy is transferable by organ or blood donation? Thx well

Posted on: Sun, 01/04/2015 - 7:19pm
Momobubble's picture
Joined: 01/03/2015 - 06:25

There has been cases of the allergy being transferred from one patient to the other from the Liver and Lungs. I'd suggest asking your doctor. I've never heard of anyone being stopped from giving blood because of an allergy before.

Posted on: Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:41am
butzie's picture
Joined: 04/10/2011 - 21:08

Thank you

Posted on: Sun, 01/11/2015 - 11:10am
LGriffin1's picture
Joined: 09/06/2012 - 10:45

I'm listed as an organ donor. There's no medical form in my state of md. It's a checkbox on your drivers license form. I cannot donate blood, not because of my allergy but because I don't meet the minimum weight requirement for my height. They've never said anything about my allergy though.

Posted on: Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:30pm
mom1995's picture
Joined: 11/09/2004 - 09:00
I had remembered this story. There are a few different reports and a couple of medical reports. Nothing really concreate. But really the same can be said for most un-studied medical issues.
Hope this helps.

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