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How much do you need to weigh to give blood

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
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
Pathology 50 years experience
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
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: We're taking only a few mL. A blood donation takes a pint.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
Interventional Cardiology 24 years experience
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
Interventional Radiology 40 years experience
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.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes and no.: If you are over age 19, 50kg is generally the acceptable limit for blood donation.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Not normal : Need adrenocortical evaluation by endocrinologist.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Normal: A healthy weight is considered to be a BMI of 24 or less. Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood. When you eat, your body convert... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
It depends: You are a very light person. It could be that your B/P is fine for you in that your heart is functioning well and pushing blood up to reach your brain... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Vital Signs: It might have been normal at one time. It is not alright to omit taking temperatures in the middle of a pandemic.
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