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O.K. to Donate Blood

"I recently started taking a short-acting stimulant. Am I still allowed to donate blood?"

by Larry Silver, M.D.

Taking a stimulant medication for ADHD should not prevent you from donating blood. Check with the organization handling the blood drive to be sure.

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