I live in CA and was told I could never give blood.
There seems to be so many different answers!
I will look into it for CA residents and try to fing the right answer.
i went to my dr. and asked to be tested to see if i was a match for my best friend who may possibly need a kidney transplant and also to see if i was match for my aunt who has leukemia for a bone marrow transplant. he told me absoloutely not. he said i had to contact the dmv to also take off of my license, (organ donor) and i cannot ever donate blood. needless to say, i was depressed to think after having gbs i can’t help save a life. heck, i probably can’t even donate my body to science!! i also have autoimmune hepatitis which seals the deal of no donations of any kind.