Can You Donate Blood If You Have a Tattoo?

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Yes, you can donate blood if you have a tattoo, given the conditions are acceptable. The donor must wait 12 months after a tattoo, if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities. This is due to concerns about hepatitis. Donations are acceptable if the tattoo was applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused.
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You must be healthy, be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood.
Pregnant women are not allowed to donate blood. People with tattoos are eligible if they recieved the tattoo in a state-regulated facility. People with diabetes are eligible, while those with tuberculosis or AIDS are not.
You can donate blood if you have a tattoo provided that the body art was applied by a state-regulated entity and that sterile techniques were used. You can also donate blood four months after the tattoo was applied but not any time before four months.
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Well simply put , it's so they can be sure you didn't contract something from the piercing or tattoo ( HIV, Meningitis, Hepatitis, Tetanus, Staphylococcus ) It's a policy that's not
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You cannot have received a new tattoo or piercing within 12 months
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Yes, it is true that you cannot donate blood after getting a tattoo. A person who just had a tattoo needs to wait for 12 months for the person to donate blood. ...
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