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how much do you need to weigh to give blood

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 20 kg: There is no perfect answer for everyone. Do weight watchers. Exercise everyday. A rough guide is that for women, you start at 100 pounds at 5 feet ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: We're taking only a few mL. A blood donation takes a pint.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Less than 120/80: A blood pressure measurement in the upper arm while resting, in a normal healthy adult, should be less than 120/80. A person may take 2-3 measurements ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Eat healthy: Eating healthy, and walking daily 30 minutes 5 days a week would be a good start.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
38 years experience in Radiology
Call donor center: Why not call the red cross or other local donor center and ask? Each organization might have different rules so it would be best to check directly.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience in Clinical Lipidology
No : Thin is beautiful. Do not try to gain weight.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes and no.: If you are over age 19, 50kg is generally the acceptable limit for blood donation.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It depends: Only the blood bank can help you to address these issues. So stop by and they will check you. If you are healthy, you can donate blood. Otherwise you ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not normal : Need adrenocortical evaluation by endocrinologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: If you are not having symptoms.

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