My sister is bipolar and on lithium. They tell her she can't donate blood on that or depakote because it affects the lithum levels.
I wanted to donate blood as I have a rate blood group and it was one of my goals. After 3 times turning back, I got to the blood transfusion building yesterday, only to be told by the nurse that interviewed me, that because I was Bipolar and on Lithium, I could not give blood. I don't know the reason, but I was very disappointed. I cried all evening, because I couldn't even do that much to help and felt useless..