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Myth: People with epilepsy can’t donate their organs or blood
Fact: You can donate your organs if you have epilepsy but in most cases not blood
According to the National Blood Service, it is very unlikely that people with epilepsy will be allowed to give blood (UK).
People who have epilepsy are allowed to donate blood if they have not taken epilepsy medicines in the last three years, and have not had a seizure in the last three years. These are rules from the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations (2005).