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Can People With Factor 11 Deficiency Donate Blood At The Red Cross
Disclose the facts: You can donate blood, though depending on the factor deficiency, your plasma may not be used. It is important that you disclose the deficiency to the blood collection agency and answer all other questions truthfully. ...Read more
No: That is not tested for, since if it was in your blood you would be very sick. Carrier state is tested usually by a nasal swab and culture. ...Read more
Hi I have got factor 11 deficiency and would like to have a breast enlargement would this be possible?
Possible with prep: You may need to determine how low your factor is and may need blood products to help raise the level to one that is safe for surgery. The trick is in learning what the risk of the transfusions will be considering the breast surgery would be cosmetic and not urgent or emergent. Is the risk of the preparation worth the added risk of the operation in an elective setting? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on issue: American Red Cross website keeps listing of medications and conditions that result in deferral. Check for your specific situation here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements ...Read more
I have issues with protein and calcium deficiencies from time to time. am I not allowed to donate blood?
Depends on specifics: Depends on the condition(-s) leading to the protein and calcium issues. Would suggest you check the Red Cross eligibility pages to see if your diagnosis is listed: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements IF no specific help there, can call the # provided with questions. ...Read more
How can i be able to tell if I have iron deficiency anemia? I donate blood regularly and I'm always tired, I get regular headaches and I'm extremely dizzy when i get up from sitting or laying. Recently I've been having these horrible chest pains to.
I want to donate blood but they said i was two points too low to donate. What can I eat to raise my red blood count?
I eat ice a lot.Doctor said that i have low red blood counts. Can i just keep on eating ice but take supplement for iron deficiency? Would that works?
Enjoy your ice: People who are iron-deficient tend to like to eat ice. I was skeptical until I discovered myself developing a sudden fondness for ice-eating, checked my labs and found that over-zealous blood bank deposits had depleted me. You need to take your iron supplements and you need to find out why you're iron deficient. Best wishes. ...Read more
Red blood cells- 5.8, hemaglobin- 17.8 and hematocrit- 52.0. Is this dangerous? Can i take vitamin B12 for deficiency?
That is: Very interesting. It is fine to get the B12 addressed. If you are a smoker stop! ...Read more
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