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Is it safe for a person with celiac disease to donate blood?

Is it safe for a person with celiac disease to donate blood?

Sure, if not anemic: Celiac sprue isn't "catching"; you're blood is not tainted by infection.. If you don't have iron deficiency or anemia (both not uncommon in celiac), then yes you could donate blood, and thank you for doing it. ...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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Is it possible for someone with hemophilia to donate blood?

Is it possible for someone with hemophilia to donate blood?

Possible but not: Advised. Any person who has received a blood product is defered for at least one year. Some coagulation factor concentrates are made form blood components and there is a risk of infection with known and unknown agents. Plasma form hemophiliacs is deficient in one key factor needed for coagulation. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person to donate a kidney?

Is it safe for a person to donate a kidney?

Yes, usually: Most healthy adults can donate a kidney with very little long-term risk. All possible donors should be carefully screened for conditions that could increase their risk of problems. Only truly healthy people should be living donors. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a kidney transplant person to be around a person with mrsa?

Is it safe for a kidney transplant person to be around a person with mrsa?

Avoid: Avoid that person since your immunity is depressed and you do not want to get that infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with aplastic anemia to exercise?

Is it safe for a person with aplastic anemia to exercise?

Please ask your doct: Exercise is crucial for everyone. The amount of exercise and the type of exercise will be dependent on your blood count and your general physical condition. Your doctor may recommend just walking or gentle bike riding. The treatments for aplastic anemia may govern the types of exercise, as well. ...Read more

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With heart disease and diabetes is it safe to get a tattoo?

With heart disease and diabetes is it safe to get a tattoo?

No: The fda has issued a warning that tatoo ink can cause severe infections and sepsis. Reconsider your actions very carefully! ...Read more

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How safe is it for a person to get a blood transfusion?

How safe is it for a person to get a blood transfusion?

Relatively: If you really need blood, worth the risk. The greatest danger is lung damage, which is thankfully only a real problem in 1 person out of about 5000; most folks recover. Fatal type mismatches are rare today. Hives and fever are nuisances but fairly common. Blood is screened for hepatitis b and c, HIV 1 and 2, and several other viruses using 21st century technology and the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a kidney transplant patient to donate blood?

Is it safe for a kidney transplant patient to donate blood?

No.: The reason is primarily that recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that are in the blood, and would be transferred with the donated blood which is not safe. In addition, many kidney recipients have some anemia that would preclude donation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a person with chronic kidney disease to have hallucinations?

Is it normal for a person with chronic kidney disease to have hallucinations?

No: No such symptoms are not part of CKD. Would look at medications as one of the causes. There are some patients with advanced renal failure who have refused dialysis that can have mental status changes and have varied presentation but these are the exceptions. So look for some thing else and seek care soon. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is it necessary for a person suffering from rheumatic heart disease to be inactive?

Is it necessary for a person suffering from rheumatic heart disease to be inactive?

NOT NECESSARILY: Rest may be beneficial during acute rheumatic fever, but whether rest is necessary for the heart disease will depend in large part on the severity of heart changes due to the arf. This should be discussed with your primary care physician and cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can a blood transfusion from a healthy patient help a patient with sever rheumatoid arthritis? And is anyone trying to do blood transfusions for this?

Can a blood transfusion from a healthy patient help a patient with sever rheumatoid arthritis? And is anyone trying to do blood transfusions for this?

Highly unlikely.: This is unlikely to help a rheumatoid arthritis patient, unless they also have severe anemia/blood loss. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that is characterized by inflammation of joints due to many immunologically mediated processes that transfusion would likely aggravate rather than alleviate. Plasmapheresis might help this as it would remove things like rheumatoid factor but is not done. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with von willebrand disease to get tattoos?

Is it possible for people with von willebrand disease to get tattoos?

Yes: About 1% of humankind has at least mild vWF. If you're presently being managed on medication by a hematologist, get his/her thoughts. If it's not been a huge problem for you, and your physician has released you, then go ahead. vWF involves the blood itself and its platelets, while the tattoo involves the deep skin. ...Read more

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Is it okay for people who have jaundice to donate blood?

Is it okay for people who have jaundice to donate blood?

Jaundiced: Usualkly they will turn you down. Testing is required before donation and it may tell you why you are yellow. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with thalassemia minor to follow a vegan diet?

Is it safe for a person with thalassemia minor to follow a vegan diet?

Yes, but.....: You need to find ways to get yourself the extra iron you need. You have to eat a LIT of dark green leafy veggies such as spinach and greens to make up for the iron you're not getting from meats. You may need to consider adding a vitamin WITH IRON to your diet. Have your physician check your hemoglobin or ferritin at least yearly. ...Read more

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After a blood test, if your blood is completey disease free, can they give it to someone else for transfusions?

After a blood test, if your blood is completey disease free, can they give it to someone else for transfusions?

Not sufficient : Amount. The amount of blood collected for blood tests is 5-10 ml and even if it were the best blood ever, it would be too little for transfusion. For transfusion about 350-500 ml is collected and tested for a number of parameters before transfusion. ...Read more

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Is it actually healthy for an elderly person with diabetes to have a CT scan?

Is it actually healthy for an elderly person with diabetes to have a CT scan?

Yes: In general, a ct scan can be safely administered to diabetic and or elderly patients. However, if intravenous contrast is going to be administered, at a minimum kidney function should be evaluated, certain medications should be temporarily discontinued, and certain precautions should be taken. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use the HIV immune person's blood to find a cure for aids?

Is it possible to use the HIV immune person's blood to find a cure for aids?

Good question: There have been numerous studies on individuals infected long term with HIV who have maintained a low viral load. It is an ongoing process. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more