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    shyanneleigh Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Dec 7, 2004, 10:37 PM
    Blood Donation
    Hi, I would like to know if every pint of blood is tested when you donate blood.
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    Dec 9, 2004, 09:49 AM
    It probably depends on where you live, but in the "Western" world the answer is "yes".
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    Apr 1, 2007, 03:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by shyanneleigh
    Hi, I would like to know if every pint of blood is tested when you donate blood.
    Yes--it is an FDA requirement that all blood be tested.
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    amrut24 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 5, 2007, 04:15 AM
    You .alll donated blood is checked for communicable diseases like HIV, HEPATITIS B AND C, VDRL for Syphilis , MALARIA.. this is mandatory acc. To FDA guidelines

    Any blood pint positive for these diseases in discarded.
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    KarenAK Posts: 8, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 12, 2009, 02:19 AM

    Amrut you forgot cmv testing as well as lyme disease. Those positive for CMV are not disgarded, they are just not given to infants or immunocompromised individuals.
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