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how much do you need to weigh to give blood

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Diet and exercise: Agree with Dr. G. You need a combination of diet and exercise. Joining a support group like weight watchers may be helpful. Take is slow and do not d ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: We're taking only a few mL. A blood donation takes a pint.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
39 years experience 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Not normal : Need adrenocortical evaluation by endocrinologist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: If you are not having symptoms.

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