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,
MCHC34.1G/DL,PLATELET216000/CMM,RDWCV...

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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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Hello,
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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Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,

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

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.......i am 21 and overweight,i m planning to donate blood ,is it harmful ..??

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Hi,thanks for query.First of all congratulation for the idea of doing a noble cause.Yes you can donate blood,provided your blood pressure is...

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Sorry, May i ask..before this i have h.pylori and Gerd . Can i donate blood??

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Hi welcome to Healthcaremagic

The H.Pylori infection is not transfered through blood, and GERD (gastroesophail reflux disease) is not a...

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i ve heard rumors and just wanted to make sure. can blood relatives donate blood? for example, can my parents donate blood to me?

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Hello,welcome to healthcare magic,
There is no reason why blood relatives cannot donate blood.However,according to protocol,any donated blood has...

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I have klinefelter's syndrome. Is there any problem with me donating blood?

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Brief Answer:
Definitely you can

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Hello dear,welcome to HCM forum.

I am happy with your positive attitude toward blood donation....

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Is there anything I can do to speed up the process of removing peth from my red blood cells faster like exercise or blood donation I last drank 13...

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Brief Answer:
nothing can speed up

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Hello Lady,

Thanks for writing to us. I can understand your concern.

Peth test can come...

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I just had blood sample tested and was told count was high at 18...,was also advised to donate blood
What does this mean?

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At the age of 71, blood donation is not usually recommended although Hb of 18gm% is adequate.

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Thanks for...

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I am suffering from Vit b12 deficiency and vit. D3 deficiency from last 3 years and was on monthly shots till last 2 month. I and high in...

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Brief Answer:
Yes you can

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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I...

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my husband had blood work done friday they told him his WBC count was down (2000) and his blood platelets were down as well, he also had blood in his urine. they want him back in 3 weeks for more testing. is that too long from now ? and what could have caused this ? he is healthy and takes care of him self.

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injured back Doc states L3 L4 affected took pred back felt better. Approx 2 months later donated 1 Liter of blood first time L arm site 4 days later needle like sensation in upper L thigh painful when putting pants on & off. May have no relation to blood donation affect from injured lumbar?

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I had to fast just before giving blood . I gave blood and after doing so I felt fine until about 10 mins later. I suddenly started to sweat profusely and my stomach hurt. My ears started to clog and I felt really dizzy. I barely made it home. We I got home I had to use the bathroom. My stomach still hurts but the sweating has subsided and some of the dizziness . There is also some slight pain in my chest but it almost feels like heartburn . Any ideas of what could have happened?

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I Have a daughter (14) who has been diagnosed with hemochromotosis and my daughter informed me that the local doctors where she lives are not willing to do regular blood tests to monitor her levels. They have told my exwife that they will do nothing more until the child is the legal age of 18. I find this disturbing as the child has been diagnosed, and there should be some course of ongoing testing, and blood donations at the very least in my opinion. Please advise as to what you think is the proper action in this case. Thank you.

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Hi there, I had a CBC done at the emergency room about six months ago for stomach pain which they concluded was a possible ulcer or IBS . Since then the pain has went away for the most part. I had to request my medical records for insurance...

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i was told that I have "thick" blood. I drink a lot of water each day. What could this be and how do I remedy it.

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60 yr old male. Gave blood yesterday. Today while working on computer I got really dizzy for about 90 sec. M face got hot and sweaty.

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