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Donated blood, sat up straight, they told lay back down or I could develop bone marrow cancer. Is this true?

HI,

I gave blood donation yesterday. I was told to squeeze a rubber ball every3-5 seconds and release. The
first bag was filled and then they added a second bag. I was getting tired and moved forward, sat up straight.
To see how much more was needed. Tech said to lay back down or I could develop bone marrow cancer from
this? Please explain
Asked On : Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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Hello,
No,this is totally wrong.
A person is asked to remain lying for 15-20 minutes after blood donation,so that he doesn't get lightheaded and black out and fall down.
After 20 minutes you can get up because by that time body gets adjusted to the loss of blood.
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Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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