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# 210240 19-Mar-2017 09:17
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Hey all,

I've have been wanting to start donating blood but was worried that i won't be able to since i'm currently taking  100mg dose of Sertraline(the reason why doesn't matter) and was not sure what the NZ Blood Service rules were around prescription medicines such as Sertraline.So can i donate blood while taking Sertraline as long as  i meet the all the other requirements? If a person thats' familiar about the rules/guidelines for blood donmation could reply i'd appreciate it.



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  # 1743704 19-Mar-2017 09:18
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Why not just ring the NZ blood service and ask?

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  # 1743705 19-Mar-2017 09:19
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As above I would call them




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  # 1743710 19-Mar-2017 09:27
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I take an antidepressant. Can I donate?


Taking an antidepressant is generally not a cause for deferral as long as you are physically well. However, if you are taking a high dose we may need to check your eligibility to donate.


Please call your local Donor Centre or 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325) and ask to speak with a nurse.

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