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Can a tattooed person donate blood?

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You have to wait a year after the tattoo before you can donate.

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Yes. I've donated a few times and I have several tattoos.

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I don't think the tattoo does anything to your blood, so yes you can.

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Wait 12 months after a tattoo if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities. This requirement is related to concerns about hepatitis. Learn more about hepatitis and blood donation.

Acceptable if the tattoo was applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused. There are 32 states that currently regulate tattoo facilities. You should discuss your particular situation with the health historian at the time of donation.
see more here! http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-topic

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Wait 12 months after a tattoo if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities. This requirement is related to concerns about hepatitis. Learn more about hepatitis and blood donation.

Acceptable if the tattoo was applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused. There are 32 states that currently regulate tattoo facilities. You should discuss your particular situation with the health historian at the time of donation.

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Great minds think alike..hurray for google! or Bing..
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in my case google directed me to the red cross site :)
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it might depend on where ur from, they told me i couldnt donate for 2 years after i got my tattoo.

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Yes but 1 year after getting it in State of Fl.

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the tattoo has to be a year old for someone to give blood

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Yeah, the ink won't effect the blood

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If your tattoo is on your arm and from a rivalry gang like the American Heart Association DON'T donate blood to the Red Cross

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yes but not within 12 months

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Yes if it's not new

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