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aspirin and blood donation

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Thick blood is not a medical diagnosis. You may wish to consult a hematologist for proper evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opini ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: If you need pain relief it may be better to take acetaminophen. I commend you for donating blood. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh ve ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: Aspirin is used for it's ability to bind to platelets, thereby helping to prevent platelet plugs and formation of a blood clot.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
aspirin: If you chew Aspirin tablet so it absorbs rapidly, the platelet inhibition can be demonstrated with half an hour or less.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Only briefly, maybe: Sorry, but not likely to have much effect on your bp, particularly since it cannot be too-crazy-high ("medically speaking") and be allowed to donate t ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Polycythemia vera: yes, pcv is associated with increased risk of clots and possible death.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Apheresis: Abc (aka apheresis) uses a highly sophisticated separation/filtration process to allow specific blood components to be collected (like platelets, plas ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kang
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: It depends on what your blood pressure is normally, if you've started any new medications lately, if you're using a new machine, or a number of other ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends: There is no significant interaction with blood thinners. There are a few blood pressure medications that have interactions with Levitra (vardenafil) t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No: The blood thinners really do not " thin" the blood they alter the cascade of chemical events that lead to platelet clot formation. So in reality the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: Aspirin is a blood thinner and would not cause a blood clot. Motrin should not cause a blood clot either.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Platelets are the small, toothpick-looking components floating in blood plasma that help stop bleeding. Plasma is the golden appearing liquid that car ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Likely 20th century.: The era of modern blood transfusion likely started in 1901, when the austrian karl landsteiner discovered human blood groups and made them safer. The ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ibuprofen: Not really a blood thinner but can poison platelets.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
No: Benazepril is an angiotensin converting enzyme, or ace, inhibitor which is generally considered an ani-hyertensive (although it has many other benefic ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
27 years experience Cardiology
Yes: But only for a short time (for hours) and should drink water or have some salty food afterward.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
The pressure returns: An otherwise healthy person with mild high blood pressure, or with moderate high blood pressure under control, should be able to donate blood as long ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not mixed well: Probably portion of your blood not mixed with anticoagulant in the tube.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
U mean the medicine?: I assume you are talking about the medication to treat hypertension causing erection problem" yes, some can affect your erection. If you are taking me ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as w ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ecotrin (aspirin): Is enteric coated aspirin. Aspirin is a platelet inhibitor. The enteric coating is to protect the stomach from irritation by the aspirin.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Transfusing Blood Group A blood to a Blood Group B would be not suitable. You may consult this site for more info: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: If you mean what is normal. Then nl red cell count or hematocrit is 35-45. Nl platelets would be 150 -450 thousand.

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