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Why does being suicidal stop you giving blood?

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willowcatkin111 Thu 28-Jan-16 22:52:10

Went to give blood today - couldn't it transpires because the fracture in my hand needs to fully heal. When the nurse asked how I got it he then said I cannot give blood for at least 6 months - how does giving blood affect mental health - not as if you can pass it on thro blood?! Very puzzled - ideas please?

Jinglebells99 Thu 28-Jan-16 22:59:46

Oh. I don't know. I just looked online and couldn't see anything about mental health :/. Did you have to have surgery on your hand? Could it be because of that rather than mental health?

PerspicaciaTick Thu 28-Jan-16 23:10:36

There seems to be a lot of discussion on the internet about blood donation and self harming. Perhaps that was the concern?

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