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Q. Can a person with high CPK donate blood?

Answered by
Dr. Nagaraj
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 18, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jul 26, 2021

Hi doctor,

Can a person with persistent high creatine phosphokinase (CPK) count of 13000 - 17000 IU/L donate blood? Does blood with high CPK count useful for blood transfusion?

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Hi,

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  • Creatine phosphokinase is an enzyme that is normally present in muscles, heart, brain, etc.
  • Blood donation guidelines do not specify anything related to higher CPK levels and blood transfusion.
  • CPK is released into blood stream following vigorous exercise even in a healthy individual but is normally cleared through kidneys in 72 hours maximum. However, those who exercise regularly have a relatively higher level of CPK.
  • But, such persistent high levels of CPK require further investigations to identify the cause.

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