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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.

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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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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.

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

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