Is it possible to donate blood after having hepatitis B? – Josh*
Hepatitis B is
one of the
that cause hepatitis.
One way that someone can become infected with the hepatitis B virus is through blood.
People infected with hepatitis B may carry the virus without even knowing it. They
can pass it to others through blood or sexual contact. Because of this, anyone who
has ever tested positive for hepatitis B cannot donate
It's not just hepatitis B that affects who can donate blood. Other types of viral
hepatitis, HIV, and some
infections can mean that a person can't give blood.