Myasthenia Gravis flares donating blood

Posted by MGMolly @Erinmfs, Dec 9, 2020

Has anyone else experienced this? I have MG, but I thought I'd donate blood for our local blood drive. I answered all of the questions with the blood center prior to the donation, there was no question about autoimmune disease to disqualify me. Soon after my donation, my MG flared! I was frustrated. Should I not donate blood with MG? Anyone else experience this?

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Hello @kaylee1954 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I understand you have Lupus.

Have you been recently diagnosed? What kind of support or information would be helpful to you so I can best help?


I was wondering about the vaccine for COVID can people with lupus get the vaccine.


@kaylee1954 thank you for the additional information. I believe you might find this discussion in the COVID-19 group of interest regarding your vaccine question.

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