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can you drink after donating plasma

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Caffeine is a : Diuretic (makes you urinate more). They want you to build your volume after the plasma removal.

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
You are: much more likely to have a smaller amount of alcohol effect you more and also can become dehydrate much easier as alcohol acts as a diuretic.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Fluids noc caffeine: You need to replace the fluid volume most immediately and caffeine increases blood flow to the kidneys, makes more urine, and thereby reduces plasma v ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Common: The problem with the heart rate can be due to slight anxiousness about the procedure or what is involved. Also you do not drink any caffeine like cof ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
56 days: Whole blood donation starts the 8 week donation time-out. Plasma or platelet donations have much shorter intervals, but whole blood is 56 days.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: If yoiu are healthy after donating the kidney, you should not have a problem drinking alcohol. Alcohol is detoxified in the liver, so if you have a h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not long: It might be recommended to wait a few hours to let the puncture site heal a bit and rehydrate, but usually no more than that needed for light exercise ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a good idea: Alcohol intake will affect some lab results and may make interpretation of the results problematic.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pedialyte contains a sugar. This breaks the concept of a fast. Non-nutrient liquids only during the period of fast.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: And please do. You will be screened and the donated blood will be tested prior to acceptance. A professionally done tattoo with sterile unshared needl ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No restriction: As long as there is no other contraindication to alcohol, the transfusion has no bearing on intake.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Two days!: Minimum time to increase plasma volume which determines cardiac output. However, your bloods oxygen carrying capacity will be diminshed for several w ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually next day OK: The phlebotomist / nurse will instruct you as you are being bandaged at the end of the process to avoid tobacco for a few hours, alcohol for the day, ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: No
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
None: We don't routinely recommend alcohol avoidance before a blood panel and the liver test results reflect reality but if you went on a binge you could wa ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Sure.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
GTT: If you are talking about glucose tolerance test, you may drink a little water after the glucose drink. Consult this site for information, especially a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Common sense: After you've driven home and settled down for the day. Hoping you feel better
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the: Test concerned. Blood alcohol will dissipate in about 24 hours or less. Other changes in blood components, e.g. Carbohydrate deficient transferrin may ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
43 years experience General Practice
NO: Alcohol enhances the action of blood thinners.You can bleed more.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Not sure why: Donating blood is an outpatient procedure. Placing or revising a shunt is a sterile procedure where nothing else should be simultaneously done to redu ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Look for letter: Usually screening Nurse will tell you if it is informal deferral & you can try again (after fixing issue) the following month. If more formally de ... Read More

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