This is a discussion on Chagas in Infectious Disease Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I gave blood at the end of last month and instead of getting my donor card, I got a packet saying...
I gave blood at the end of last month and instead of getting my donor card, I got a packet saying that I was ineligible to give blood because initial screening showed a positive result for T. cruzi, but then it was neg. Then again for Hep C antibodies.
I am really confused about the Chagas. It says that it is a Latin American parasite. I have NEVER been to Latin America. It also means that I probably cannot be an organ donor either.
I am concerned and can't seem to find any decent information. I am planning to call my PCP in the am.
Hoping someone can give some insight or resources to look at.
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