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#1 alcor

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:37 AM

Hi from Spain,
I,m 52, male. About 8 months ago I was diagnosed with PD after a DatScan. My only symptom for about 16 months is a very slight occasional tremor in right hand/arm and leg which I can generally control concentrating in relaxing. Since diagnosis I,m taking Azilect 1mg.
Appart for the occasional tremor and the shock of diagnosis-which to me seems almost unbeleavable- I feel 100% OK, in fact my neurologist says in his repport: no other sign of parkinsonism. For that reason I,ve tried to continue donating blood after diagnosis (as I have done regularly for about 20 years), but the doctor in charge told me (after consulting a manual ) that donation was impossible for me since PD is a demyelinating desease, what seems to me strange.
I would appreciate your opinion.

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:08 AM

Parkinson's disease is not demyelinating like multiple sclerosis and there is no problem with blood donation that I am aware of...

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#3 sessie

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

My partner (who has YOPD) is also a phlebotomist and works for a blood donation agency. He still gives blood. There is no problem or contraindication.

#4 Dr. Okun

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:02 AM

Agree. I am not aware of any contraindication to blood donation in Parkinson's disease.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.
Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
National Medical Director | NPF
UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Read More about Dr. Okun at: http://movementdisor...hael-s-okun-md/
or Visit Parkinson's Disease treatment and research blogs at:
NPF's What's Hot in Parkinson's disease
or his parkinsonsecrets.com blog for treatment tips





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