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can i donate plasma while on lithium?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: It depends on what the plasma will be used for. It is very important that you inform the organization collecting plasma of all the medications you take as well as any other health issue.

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Is plasma cell myeloma hereditary?

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No: It occasionally occurs in families but this is quite rare. This always brings up the question if it is hereditary or more environmentally related.
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Why would platelet rich plasma therapy be good for my damaged tendon?

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Many reasons: Prp is a promising therapy for treatment of tendon, muscle, and bone damage. In this therapy, platelets isolated from a person's own blood are injected around the damaged tissue. Platelets contain numerous chemicals that break down damaged tissue and stimulate new blood vessel growth, bone production, and tissue growth.
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Do I need to wait after having a colonoscopy before I can donate plasma?

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Yes: Having a colonoscopy is safe, but some patients can be dehydrated afterwards. In addition, there is a risk of low grade fevers after the procedure. Waiting a few days is all that is likely needed. At that point, if one feels well and has no signs of illness one can donate.
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Can only athletes be qualified for platelet rich plasma?

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No: Anyone can have it done if they are willing to pay for it. As an experimental and investigational procedure its not covered by insurance, so you have to pay out of pocket for it.
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Is it possible to donate plasma while taking lithium?

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Depends: It depends on what the plasma will be used for. It is very important that you inform the organization collecting plasma of all the medications you take as well as any other health issue.

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