Is it possible to donate blood after having hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is one of the viruses 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 blood.
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.
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