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Can people with hemoglobinopathy donate their blood?

Can people with hemoglobinopathy donate their blood?

Some can: For example , those with sickle cell trait can give but not sickle cell disease. For an extensive listing of doner information and qualifications go to www.Redcrossblood.Org ...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


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What blood tests confirm the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies?

What blood tests confirm the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathies?

Hbg electrophoresis: The usual approach is to perform a hemoglobin electrophoresis. On occasion other more esoteric specific testing may be required depending on the patient's manifestations and family history of known type. You should be seeing a hematologist. ...Read more

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Can a 13 year old donate blood?

Can a 13 year old donate blood?

Wait a few years: I am tremendously pleased that you have asked, and hope that when the time comes, it will prove one of the most wonderful events on your passage into adult life. It's still a thrill for me after over 100 units. It's intimate, wonderful, sensual, intense, adult, the perfect mix of pain and pleasure, live-giving -- you'll understand. When the time comes, cherish it. ...Read more

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Can a type 1 diabetic donate blood?

Can a type 1 diabetic donate blood?

Yes: Diabetes is not a condition that keeps you from donating, though it is important that you eat and monitor your blood sugars prior to donating. Communicable diseases like hiv, hepatitis; foreign travel; or anemia conditions are just a few things that limit people from donating blood. Ask your physician if you are unsure about your ability to donate. ...Read more

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Can a dad donate blood for his baby?

Can a dad donate blood for his baby?

If same blood type: If the dad is the same blood type as the baby, then yes. If the baby is ab, then he/she can get any of the blood types (universal recipient). ...Read more

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What is isadvantage of blood donation?

What is isadvantage of blood donation?

Few if healthy: I am assuming the message reads 'disadvantage'. If so then the disadvantages are: mild pain at the needle site, volume loss replaceable with oral fluids; iron loss replaceable with oral iron supplements. It is the 'gift of life' for the recipients. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis . Can i donate blood?

I have psoriasis . Can i donate blood?

Yes: As long as you are not on medications that would effect the recipient you blood is just as helpful and valuable as anyone else's. Psoriasis itself is not a contraindication to giving blood. ...Read more

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Can i donate blood if I have fissure?

Can i donate blood if  I have fissure?

Yes: Anal fissure isn't a problem for donors. Thanks for being willing and hope you recover. ...Read more

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When after smoking can I donate blood?

When after smoking can I donate blood?

Not an problem.: Smoking is not a reason to be rejected for blood donation. However, some people have bad reactions if they smoke right after donating. Waiting 3 hours after donation to smoke seems a common recommendation. Otherwise you might have a drop in blood pressure and faint after donating. ...Read more

Dr. William Reed
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Hemoglobinopathies (Definition)

Hemoglobinopathies are disorders of hemoglobin synthesis susch as sickle cell disease and thalassemia. Most result in anemia of varying degrees, and can cause other problems depending on the type ...Read more