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Vampire marks on the inner elbow post blood donation, had never experienced it during earlier donation. Is it due to age?

I have given blood a lot in my young life. There has never been a problem. But this last time I gave blood, I showed them tracks from my last blood donation & asked them to be carefull this time. It didn t work. Now I have 2 vampires bites on the inside of my elbow . They look like drug tracks. Why is this happening? Is it my age, (40)? Is my health not up to par & isn t healing properly? Is there something I should do that morning so my arm is healthy & I won t scar? My job is have another blood drive & I will actually not be part of it this time. Not if I m getting to old to heal from it. Why is this happening to me?
Asked On : Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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Hi welcome to H.C.M.Forum. the veins would have become atherosclerotic due to cholesterol. or there may be diference in coagulation factors. your age is not so old to cause such changes.
i advise you to consult a surgeon for diagnosis. you may have to under go some tests like TC, DC ESR, BLEEDING TIME, CLOTTING TIME, LIPID PROFILE.etc.
i advise you to eat more of green leafy vegetables, cereals, fruits& juicse to enhance repair process
wishing for an early recovery.
Answered: Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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