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Are there any down side to giving blood?

Are there any down side to giving blood?

Transient fatigue: Transient fatigue, tenderness or bruising at the needle puncture site--generally none that are significant or long lasting. ...Read more

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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


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How much time to recover from giving blood?

How much time to recover from giving blood?

Depends on meaning..: Your body replaces the missing fluid volume within 24-48 hours. The red cells are usually replaced within about 10 days, but 56-day between donation period used to be certain recovery complete. Regular donors usually feel fine w/in 4-6 hrs, new donors 4-12. Good hydration helps. ...Read more

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What to eat that'll help me with giving blood tomorrow?

Blood donation: Just a normal meal. Great that you are giving blood. That is a selfless act. Hydrate well. Take care. ...Read more

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Why did I have a near-syncope episode after giving blood?

Why did I have a near-syncope episode after giving blood?

Be careful: It is common to feel somewhat light headed after donating blood. Everyone reacts differently, but by donating you are briefly compromising your own circulatory effectiveness for a short period of time. It rebounds very quickly. ...Read more

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How long can it take before you can perform strenuous activities after giving blood?

How long can it take before you can perform strenuous activities after giving blood?

Blood: If you are healthy enough, do not feel weak, diziness fatigue one can get plenty of fluid and can do moderate excersize day or two and resume routine if no any problems. ...Read more

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Are hematomas common after giving blood?

Are hematomas common after giving blood?

Sometimes.: I give blood 3-4 times a year and will get a quarter to half dollar sized bruise once a year. Why? Shifting in the needle or a tricky stick can do it. Post procedure elevation and pressure will decrease the possibility. If you are easily bruised on your body, bleeding gums or blood in your urine or stool ... See your doctor. The fact that you can give blood is a good indicator that all is well. ...Read more

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How long after giving blood should I wait to masturbate?

How long after giving blood should I wait to masturbate?

It's up to you: I would at least wait until you leave the center where you gave blood. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to exercise after giving a blood donation?

How long should I wait to exercise after giving a  blood donation?

Two days!: Minimum time to increase plasma volume which determines cardiac output. However, your bloods oxygen carrying capacity will be diminshed for several weeks, giving you a slight decremetal performance. ...Read more