A 48-year-old member asked:
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Do I need to wait after having a colonoscopy before I can donate plasma?

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Dr. David Stein
23 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
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.
Answered on Feb 22, 2020
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