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Can being anemic cause passing out after giving blood

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sometimes!: When you request to donate your blood, blood bank services first checks your blood count to make sure you are not anemic. Donating blood will cause y ... Read More
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Blood donation....: By definition, is a source of blood loss, and its impact depends on your hematocrit (hct) at the start of donation and how much is removed. Assuming y ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Danger: I am not sure how you could be so misinformed, but am very happy you reached out to us. An anemic patient needs blood to survive. They should not in a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Anemia is a description of a blood problem: low red blood cells and hemoglobin. It is not a disease but can be associated with one or a result of one ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
A few: Sometimes being cold or dehydrated can do this.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to walk in clinic: Not stroke risk. see a doctor for abdominal pain
A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
1.Before : 1.Before giving blood, you will be asked a series of questions, including your current medications. The blood bank or lab will let you know if you are ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It doesn't,: Bleeding causes anemia
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Two issues: Blood pressure can drop if you get dehydrated from lack of intake of water. You will not become anemic from not eating for a few days, if you had norm ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Hemorroid: Is your stool hard? Drink a lot of water. Eat dried fruits, veg& fresh fruits. Prune juice is good.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Should not: Donating blood shouldn't cause chest pain.

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