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Can donating plasma cause phlebitis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Phlebitis: Inflammation of a vein could occur .
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
I guess: it's POSSIBLE but highly unlikely since the folks who prepare you for this donation are very very careful to prevent that complication! Hope this helps and THANK YOU FOR your lifesaving gift! Dr Z
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Arm phlebitis: Any time that blood is drawn from a vein or a needle is inserted into a vein there is an increased risk of forming a clot in that vein. This is call phlebitis. If the clot gets inflamed and tender then this is called thrombophlebitis .

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