If you have active Lyme disease, don't donate blood. The
bacteria that cause the illness can be transmitted this way. If you have been treated for Lyme disease, you may be able to donate blood, but
check with the blood bank first.
A pregnant woman may be able to pass Lyme disease to her unborn
child, but proven cases are rare. Lyme disease hasn't been shown to cause
birth defects or fetal death.
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