Reader Question of the Week: Can I donate blood if I have MS?
I was told that people with MS could now donate blood if they met all of the other criteria. Of course, it is important to mention any medications that you are taking to the nurse at the blood donation center, but none of the disease-modifying ...
What can you expect with MRSA staph infections?
If you have pneumonia you may develop a cough. Because MRSA infections can become serious, especially in people with chronic illness or suppressed immuno-systems, in a very short period of time, it is important to seek medical attention right away.
Can I Give Blood, Even Though I Have Diabetes?
The answer to your question is not the same for both organ and blood donation, so I will first address blood donation. Yes, you can donate blood, if you meet the following criteria: The blood banks usually check for donor eligibility through a series of ...
'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins
Nanoengineers from the University of California, San Diego described the safety and efficacy of this nanosponge vaccine in the December 1 issue of Nature Nanotechnology. The nanosponges at the foundation of the experimental "toxoid vaccine ...
Can you donate blood after you have had cancer?
Q: Can you donate blood after you have had cancer? A: According to a phone conversation with the American Red Cross donor support center, your eligibility for donating blood is dependent upon many variables including the type of cancer you had, how long ...