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as Blood Donor for Taking Drug that Didn’t Work
have just come from the same surprising encounter with the blood bank —
their rejection of my offer to donate today.
a shock, to be permanently deferred for taking a few month’s of
medication, and although there was the typical long list of side effects,
nothing about blood donation was noted. They did suggest that people of
child-bearing age would be advised not to take the medication. I wouldn't
have taken it, even if they had suggested the 3 year deferment, but that
is water over that dam now!
bad the Tegison didn't even help the psoriasis.
Disappointed in Freeport, Il,
least you know, Ellie, from the stories archived here, that your
experience being rejected as a blood donor is not unique.
most P treatments, Tegison didn’t work for everybody.
The same is true for its replacement, Soriatane.
The difference is that Soriatane isn’t supposed to get you
permanently blacklisted as a blood donor.
I hope you’ve found something to control your P. -Ed