Blood donation

What is Blood donation?

A blood donation occurs when a person voluntarily donates blood which is used for transfusions or made into biopharmaceutical medications by a process called fractionation (separation of whole-blood components). Donation may be of whole-blood (WB), or of specific components directly (the latter called apheresis).

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Hello doctor I am 64 yrs old .My HCT IS 48.5% ,HB 16.5GMS ,RBC 5.55 MILLION/UL ,MCV87FI,MCH29.8pg,

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Brief Answer:
Blood donation not advisable

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I am Dr. Jyothi BL and I would like to answer your query.

Above 60 years and with...

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I have to donate blood in a couple of hours, however my last experience with blood donation was not good as I became really dizzy towards the end...

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Brief answer....avoid coffee before or after blood donation
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Thanks for the query.
Although drinking coffee before...

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I donated blood Friday and later that night I went to a rave and I drank alcohol and got pretty buzzed later at the rave I noticed a bump had...

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It is good that you donated blood, for taking blood from vein a large bore needle is used hence after...

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