Has had trouble with high iron levels in the past, due to his diet. Part of giving blood is the finger prick test, which determines how much iron you have in your blood. If it is too high (or too low) you cannot give blood.
Keen to give blood this week as she’s going to Haiti for a big voodoo convention next month.
Got scratched by her cat Lucy Fur last month and had to have a tetanus shot
Can Elphaba give blood?
Not this time. Had it not been for the tetanus shot, Elphaba seems like a someone who would probably have been able to give blood. However, the tetanus shot means she will have to wait for four months until she can give blood, and the fact she is going to Haiti (which is a malarial country) means she will have to wait for up to twelve months after she gets back until she is able to give blood.
Spent last year travelling around South America, where he got bitten by a large dog. Had rabies injections immediately afterwards, but the bite seems to be taking an unusually long time to heal.
Undergoing quite a lot of dentistry at the moment. Feels like he has new teeth coming in, although he could have sworn his wisdom teeth were in already.
Undergoing tests to try and understand recent sensitivity to silver and moonlight.
Can Jacob give blood?
No. A number of South American countries have donation restrictions, and he needs to wait at least 12 months after rabies injection and must be declared clear of rabies by a doctor. Complicated dental work can also stop a person being able to give blood, and you’re also unable to give blood if you are waiting for the results of medical tests. Finally, he would not be able to give blood while his bite remained infected.
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Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 17 September