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Doctor insights on: Can Blood Donation Cause Anemia

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Does anemia relate to blood donation? And can I donate blood if I am slicely anemic?

Does anemia relate to blood donation? And can I donate blood if I am slicely anemic?

Danger: I am not sure how you could be so misinformed, but am very happy you reached out to us. An anemic patient needs blood to survive. They should not in any way be donating blood. That puts their life at risk and is completely a wrong decision. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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When I was 4, I had anemia. It's gone now at age 17, but will me having had it in the past disqualify me from donating blood?

When I was 4, I had anemia. It's gone now at age 17, but will me having had it in the past disqualify me from donating blood?

Depends on why: Ask parents what cause was from. Most juvenile issues that resolve on own are not permanent disqualifiers. Donation screening nurse will ask for details if it comes up at all. ...Read more

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Feeling shaky for hours. Like when blood sugar is low only I've eaten plenty. I have a history of anemia could this cause it?

Feeling shaky for hours. Like when blood sugar is low only I've eaten plenty. I have a history of anemia could this cause it?

Anemia? Thyroid?: Blood sugar? Lots of possibilities. Please see your doc. He/she will provide answers and possible treatment to keep you healthy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of anemia in a 28 week old fetus, along with blood filled placental cysts?

What could be the cause of anemia in a 28 week old fetus, along with blood filled placental cysts?

Really?: Family doc here, just would maybe like to help you tho I'm not certain I can. Fetal anemia?...they test for that?....I must be behind in my peds smarts, but I only see ages 2 and above. I figure if the fetus has anemia and your circulation is shared via placenta, then you have anemia. Or these placental blood filled cysts are causing an anemia. You need to have a better talk w/whomever said this ...Read more

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I have anemia and gastritis. My B12 level is normal. Could the gastritis alone cause anemia related to blood loss? Thank you.

I have anemia and gastritis. My B12 level is normal. Could the gastritis alone cause anemia related to blood loss? Thank you.

Need more eval: Gastritis means inflammation on the stomach lining. It does not cause anemia- unless if it is not just gastritis but also you have bleeding on the stomach lining or if the gastritis is affecting absorption of certain nutrient like iron for instance. There are many things that can cause anemia besides iron, vit B12 def or bleeding. You definitely should have further evaluation to find the cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mild normocytic normochromic anemia to be caused by blood thinners?

Is it possible for mild normocytic normochromic anemia to be caused by blood thinners?

Not likely at all: That probably is not the reason for your anemia. You need further tests. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more