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How Long Do I Have To Wait To Donate Plasma After Donating Whole Blood
How long do I have to wait to donate plasma after having a baby? How long do I have to wait to donate plasma after having a baby?
Usually next day OK: The phlebotomist / nurse will instruct you as you are being bandaged at the end of the process to avoid tobacco for a few hours, alcohol for the day, heavy lifting (--or strenuous activity--) for 8 hours or until the next day, etc. If you will be using your arms a lot, might be wise to put a bandaid over puncture site, but should be ok by next day. ...Read more
Steven: 3 weeks should do itGet a more detailed answer ›
How long I have to wait to donate blood again(i can't wait long)and can I start weight training immediately?
2 months: Red blood cells take 6 to 8 weeks to replenish. There are many other components of blood that replenish sooner such as plasma. However, most donation centers do not allow repeated donation sooner than 8 week. After donation it is advised to hold off on strenuous activity for a few days. If you get lightheaded or dizzy, then rest is advised and you should see your physician for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One week: One week will be more than enough. However, you should disclose your marijuana use to the doctor or nurse at the blood center. It is commendable that you want to donate blood and do your civic duty. For the sake of your own health, you should not use weed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Recently eaten: Make sure you don't have an infection currently and eat as normal. Don't go in starving; otherwise, you may faint. There are other medical issues that could preclude you from donating but this will be discussed with you at the pre-donation screening interview. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Having a colonoscopy is safe, but some patients can be dehydrated afterwards. In addition, there is a risk of low grade fevers after the procedure. Waiting a few days is all that is likely needed. At that point, if one feels well and has no signs of illness one can donate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long of a wait do I have to Experience until I can be Sexually active again. After Donating 825ml of plasma.
Usually...: Depending on why you had the blood test, it might be wise to wait for the results, if routine and not high volume, then usually not a problem. Red Cross can counsel you on this: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). ...Read more
American Red Cross:
recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/faq.html ...Read more
Common sense: After you've driven home and settled down for the day. Hoping you feel better ...Read more
I/2 life is 10-20h: The halflife is @10-20 hours, which means half the drug is out of your syetem in 10-20 hours, than in another 10-20 hours half of that is out, etc. So in 1-2 weeks , there is really no blood levels detectable. ...Read more
It is a great idea: There is need for bone marrow(stem cell) donors for the benefit of those who have blood cancers for which bone marrow transpalnt/stem cell transplant is life saving. You can contact your local blood bank to guide you or look up national marrow donor program(nmdp), also called: be the match program . They will guide you how to become a donor which is a very simple procedure. ...Read more
Generally: for tissue donation (as compared to organ donation) no medications are needed to prevent rejection as the tissues are irradiated thoroughly and go through a very strict process so no blood or blood products are present on them when they are transplanted. Therefore, there is no chance of "rejection". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I donate plasma and haven't had my medication to take for the hypothyroidism If I begin taking the medication again will not be able to donate plasma?
No need to wait: There is no need to wait. You can donate plasma any time.. ...Read more
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