• Transfuse of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives each year
  • Blood banks dont do tests on THC
  • Your blood will be tested for your blood type and symptoms of infectious diseases

The cannabis community is normally a very generous bunch that likes to share (as a self-evident glory to the shared bong). But there are more ways in which goodwill can be demonstrated to our neighbors. Every time on June 14, countries around the world celebrate the day of blood donors.

Blood transfusion and products help save millions of lives every year. Can pompatients who are at risk of life. It also improves the quality of life and improves life expectancy. It allows medical and surgical procedures. This annual event is intended to thank voluntary and unselfish blood donors for their blood-saving lives and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to patients who need it.

If you are a regular user cannabis ,you may have wondered if marijuana users could donate blood. In short, the answer is yes . Here is an email with a query that sent the serverLeafly.com to several national blood donation companies:

Blood Collection and Influence THC

"I write an informative article for Leafly.com and I wanted to get some information on cannabis and blood donation since June 14 is World Blood Donor day. You do tests for THC? If yes, the presence of THC someone unsuitable to donate blood? What advice can you givet ordinary user who would like to give blood? "

These are the answers we received from Bloodworks Northwest, Cascade Regional Blood Services and Biomat USA:

"Use cannabis it will not affect your blood donation capability unless these are considered "under the influence" how it can be decided in the screening process. We cannot accept blood from anyone who is intoxicated with alcohol, cannabis or prescribed medicines, because of the unreliability of history and the inability to give consent to the procedure. The FDA does not require THC tests either during registration or during teststhe blood pathogen wearer, to whom every blood donated / received is ultimately tested. "Bloodworks Northwest

"Blood banks dont do tests on THC. Unfortunately, I cannot provide any advice to a cannabis user who has been happy to donate blood. Unfortunately, I couldnt help you any more. "Cascade Regional Blood Service

"Your blood will be tested for your blood type and symptoms of infectious diseases(including hepatitis and HIV). These tests assess the suitability of the donor and are not formal diagnostic tests. In addition, additional tests may be performed based on your medical records or a special test may be performed to measure your plasma. Donors can also be tested for syphilis, hematocrit and protein levels. "Biomat USA

Tests for Drugs in Blood

All these answers are pretty clear in confirming that no THC testing is required, but we still felt that we should spread our networks to a greater extent. American Red Cross is the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the US and collects and processes approximately 40% of all blood supply , which is then distributed to about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. To recall what we have already done, it is possible to review their handbook in the FAQ section found in their brochure.

"While JuneThe cross does not support the use of controlled substances, the use of marijuana or alcohol does not necessarily limit your blood donation options until you feel well. If you ever get in past injected illegal drugs, so you can never donate blood. " American Red Cross

No one can accuse us of not always going one step further for our readers. Since this was not enough for us, we contacted the American Red Cross directly with the same question we had asked before. This is the answer we received:

"American Red Cross nTHC tests. According to the current eligibility assessment, which is determined by the US Food and Drug Blood Donation Administration, individuals who are currently under the influence of illicit or illicit drugs or alcohol are not accepted as donors. On the other hand, legal or illegal use of marijuana is not a reason for postponing blood donation. It is important that donors do not come under the influence of illicit or illegal drugs. Donors must be overall health and feel good at the time of donation. Potential donors should sleep well, eat well and drink plenty of fluids at least two hours before donating blood.

THC in Blood Before Taking

"Feeling good" here can be seen as "not being high". If you are not "under the influence"marijuanaAt the time of blood donation, it means that the psychoactive THC compound has already been broken down in your blood. INwhen the body metabolizes THC and breaks it down into two different compounds. This process takes place relatively quickly. Liver enzymes continue to metabolize these chemical compounds and convert psychoactive 11-OH-THC to inactive 11-nor-9-Carboxy-THC. This process takes several hours, after which time THC or 11-OH-THC is degraded and this causes "sober" or "high" state subsiding. So if you staff blood bathey refuse because they think you have enjoyed it soon hemp products , just because they just make sure your body has broken down all the psychoactive chemicals, ktthey could contaminate the donated blood.

In a nutshell, if you do not come to donate blood directly under the influence of cannabis, you will be perfectly suitable donors. You do not have to worry that behind the curtain is a controller who jumps on you and taps you. In short, you should be ready for a superficial examination on the day of donation. You will be asked a few questions about your health history and the places you have recently traveled to. There may also be a smaller physical test to measure your blood pressure, temperature, and a small sample to test for iron level. Best advice,

The fact that we also learned from our summer correspondence is that, especially in the summer months, there may be an increased demand for blood donors due to seasonal activities and holidays, which donate fewer people.

According to the American Red Cross, this seasonal challenge could be humiliated if anyone who awaits them on this day of blood donors bring two more.

Scully, Ross. "Can Cannabis Users Donate Blood?" Leafly , 15 June 2016