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can a person with polycythemia donate plasma

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
No,yes: Prilosec will not cause this. Yes donating plasma can cause this lab abnormality through hemoconcentration.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Need specifics: Polycythemia vera goes through stages and the platelets may actually become deficient and/or ineffective. I'm going to assume your surgical team PROBA ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: Not for sure, but the following site will advise your correctly: https://www.donorcarenet.org/ Donor Care Network.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Not qualified: Most of the time persons with blood disorders such as polycythemia or hemochromatosis are disqualified as blood donors. Sorry. Thanks for trusting He ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: First the etiology of the neutropenia must be known. Undiagnosed neutropenia may be a sign of a cancer or the result of certain medication and donati ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Probably: Here is a link to the american red cross donation criteria: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Unwise.: If you have hemolytic anemia, you probably need to keep all the blood cells you've got! there are many different causes for hemolytic anemia. Check w ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
yes, if: Yes, if their medications are not a contra-indication.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Siegel
39 years experience Urology
No: Most facilities have exclusion criteria for semen banks, and diabetes is one of the diseases that generally precludes donation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but unlikely: A person with beta thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic. If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more di ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Of course: It's always wise to stay well-hydrated if you have sickle-trait.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on issue: American Red Cross website keeps listing of medications and conditions that result in deferral. Check for your specific situation here: http://www.red ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome causes individuals to have a propensity to develop blood clots. The defect is not in the rbc itself and the syndrom ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Filaria large are not transmitted by blood and so it is not an automatic disqualification. It will be up to the medical director of the blood service ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience Pathology
No: It is considered too dangerous for a people with cancer or a myeloproliferative disorder such as essential thrombocythemia to donate blood.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A person with Alpha thalassemia trait may be not anemic or mildly anemic. If he is not anemic, he can be a blood donor. However, since he has a more d ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get better first: Brucellosis has been transmitted by blood transfusion but only, so far as we know, from someone who is still sick with it. One recommendation is a two ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sickle cell trait: If you have the trait you can donate blood, but if you have the disease you are not eligible
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
How long ago?: This depends on how long ago you had malaria and whether or not you were adequately treated. If you have traveled to a region known to harbor malaria, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney donation: A person with O type of blood can receive a donor kidney only from a O blood type patient, so the answer to your question is "No".
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
In general: 50% of patients with sickle cell anemia survive beyond the 5th decade. Early mortality is high among patients whose disease is symptomatic. A high lev ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not a serious diseas: Genotype sc is a condition.May cause anemia, &have painful crises causing pain in limbs, abdomen and back and need pain medications for that, there c ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Thalassemia: Yes it is quite possible to have both conditions.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If medically needed.

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