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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
20 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Plasma donation: I don't know about donating whole blood for cash, but in my town (spokane, wa), there are a few plasma centers that will gladly pay you cash for donat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Probably: It should be fine as long as the nosebleeds are not the results of an clotting disorder.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in 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.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Of course...: Everything human will have mistakes. So, the answer to the question, "Do people make mistakes?", is always yes. The real question is, "How likely wo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Would make sense in a way, no? But I seriously doubt the blood bank would allow a person with a blood disorder to donate any blood product. Thanks f ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience in 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Thalasemia: If indicated -i.e. Significant symptomatic anemia - blood transfusion is given to patient with thalassemia major. Iron cheating agents should be con ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: There may be particular rules about how much time would need to be in between each of the procedures. The blood center would be able to inform you of ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No not really: Hemoglobin levels in males normally range from 14 to 16 Grams. Unless it is much higher like 18 grams(a condition called Polycythemia) there is no pro ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes/No: One condition that comes to mind is ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura). A good hematologist can check you for this condition which sooner or la ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Cryoprotein?: Your mother may have a protein in her blood that precipitates out when the temperature of blood drops, as it would during the filtration process. This ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes. But need to make sure your md would approve this considering other medical conditions.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
They should.: Donors are usually notified if the blood they gave is positive for a disease, like hepatitis b surface antigen, antibody to hepatitis c, antibody to h ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
No: No.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Minimally: It will minimally lower your count given the amount of platelets being in your blood stream compared to the amount take out of it. Chances are you it ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
IV bag: Blood is collected by IV into a specialized, sealed, sterile plastic bag containing an anti-coagulant. It is then refrigerated (after blood typing and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Maybe: At your age, leukemia usually shows a high white count. However, anemia is ALWAYS serious and worth investigating. WBC and platelets values only somew ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Not blood's fault: If CBC normal as you say, more likely due to a change in the oral environment/ dental hygiene. Consider this to see if any change in brush/floss frequ ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Hep b and hep c are a concern especially if the tatteo was made before 96.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: Normally blood transfusions are a temporary fix to bring your blood count up. Treatment for the cause of the anemia is more important. You need to d ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Cause: There are some primary bone marrow problems that can raise WBC (eg, leukemias like cll) or platelets (pv, et). Far more likely is an inflammatory reac ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Red Cross!: First, THANK YOU! for donating platelets. You can telephone your local red cross to find out where a donation center with apheresis capability is loca ... Read More

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