Can You Donate Blood With Weed In Your System

Can You Donate Blood if You Smoke Weed?

Health experts say that the process is healthy for donors. Some studies have revealed that blood or plasma donations reduce the donor’s cardiovascular health and limit the chances of obesity and cancer growth. In one 2018 study, researchers compared blood donations from people who smoke with donations from people who do not smoke. They concluded that smoking cigarettes does not affect the overall quality of the donated blood.

The link between Cannabis and blood donations is controversial. The FDA is still undecided about the safety of donating Blood while consuming Cannabis. Plasma donations are life-saving for people with medical conditions like hemophilia, liver disease, immune disorders, and other diseases that affect clotting. The actual screening of donated blood comes later, and must be done before the blood can be used for transfusions. Nevertheless, it is advised to stop smoking at least one day before your blood donation in order to reduce psychoactive chemicals in your bloodstream. Furthermore, it can also help prevent dizziness and fainting due to hypotension .

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Additionally, it may even be a good idea to switch to high-CBD strains like Harlequin or ACDC before you volunteer your blood cells. The lower levels of THC are less likely to impair cognitive functioning and may make you a better candidate for giving blood. That’s why it’s best to abstain from cannabis consumption on the day of your appointment.

The process of 11-OH-THC converting into 11-nor-9-carboxy-THC may take a few hours, but once the 11-OH-THC exits your system, you’re no longer “high”. They’re more concerned with infectious diseases that will disqualify you based on the the possibility of transmitting said diseases. Even if you’re a regular toker, you shouldn’t be worried about donating blood. Hey man, a good friend of mine has convinced me to donate blood. It’s the only thing holding me back right now and not knowing if my blood can be used to help another person in need is kinda bumming me out.

Silver Stem Fine Cannabis does not provide medical advice. If you have any questions about donating blood, contact a licensed physician. It is hard to say how long exactly cannabis stays in a person’s blood. It depends on numerous factors such as weight, age, metabolism, frequency of use, and more. If you are an occasional consumer, who lights up once a week or so, you will probably have no traces of THC in just 2 weeks. In any case, if you want to save someone’s life and donate your blood, it is worth taking a break from marijuana for a couple of weeks.