Giving Blood

Hi All

My daughter is BRCA 2 and gives blood but I am wondering if she should. Does anyone know or should she just mention it when she goes tonight.



Hi Toddy

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Best wishes

Hi toddy,

As i understand it, if you have a serious illness or had major surgery or on medication or waiting medical test results you shouldnt give blood although im not 100% sure of this i would advise your daughter to make sure its ok before she gives any blood. As a brca2 carrier myself i wouldnt give blood. Please let me know how she gets on as i would like to know myself.

Take Care
Love Leslee x

Hi there - I am BRCA1 and I asked this question. Apparently you CAN give blood. Obviously the normal surgery questions will effect your donation.

Hope that helps…I wanted to get off pint 13 before my op…guess I will get some of those back in 3 weeks. Wish me luck! New boobs…here I come!


Hi All,

Thanks for answering L.A I would never have thought you could but hey they can do alot these days with cleaning blood and things i suppose.

Good luck with your new boobs hope everything goes well.

Take Care
Love Leslee x

Well…our DNA in our blood and our genes can’t actually effect other peoples blood. They don’t clean it or anything, we have nothing contagious.

BRCA+ people can give blood freely…I intend to get back to it as soon as I can, to replace the many I will receive in only 4 days now! They moved my op forward 2 weeks!! OMG!

Whew…all will be good.