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A 19-year-old male asked:

i've recently started donating plasma. i'm getting small bruises at the entry site. can i do anything to prevent bruising or make them go away faster?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not much: This is normal. There is nothing you can do except apply pressure at the site for 5-10 minutes after the needle is removed. Even then, it may not help.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Keep arm straight and held above your head with FIRM pressure on the vein for 5 minutes.
Feb 4, 2014

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