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Minimum Hemoglobin To Donate Blood
Need more info: It is laudable that you wish to donate blood. Do you know what your hemoglobin level is? If it is less than 12, you should consult a doctor so that the treatment may be tailored to the cause. Menstruating women often have iron deficiency and you may wish to take oral iron supplement and multivitamins. ...Read more
See Red Cross: Requirements are usually dictated by the american red cross. See: http://www.Redcross.Org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?Vgnextoid=4e5fb1df14574210vgnvcm10000089f0870arcrd or: http://www.Redcross.Org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?Vgnextoid=4e5fb1df14574210vgnvcm10000089f0870arcrd. ...Read more
IV bag: Blood is collected by IV into a specialized, sealed, sterile plastic bag containing an anti-coagulant. It is then refrigerated (after blood typing and testing for infections) until needed. The shelf life is 21-35 days depending on the preservative used (anti-coagulant). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dialysis patient. 1 transfusion. My antibody count was to high to be admitted to a study on stem cells. Living donor. Anyway to lower antibodies count?
Not really: Antibody titers increase as a reaction to the antigen. Antigens are molecules (structures) on cells that give them a unique identity -- and so give you a reference to "self" or "not-self." in this case, you are making antibodies to something that cross reacts with the stem cell study (or equivalent). You can try to calm the immune system down (this is what medications do), but it is iffy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you with essential thrombocythemia (i.E. Too many platelets) donate platelets to a blood bank?
No: Would make sense in a way, no? But I seriously doubt the blood bank would allow a person with a blood disorder to donate any blood product. Thanks for your interest, though. ...Read more
In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?
Could someone with essential thrombocythemia (i.E. Too many platelets) donate platelets to a blood bank?
How much should you expect haemoglobin (g/l) levels to fall after blood donation on blood tests? Does it vary greatly?
Somewhat: Depends on your body stature-height weight, etc. If generally in goof health and a normal adult body weight, your HGB may drop a few points. For example 14 --> 12/13, and if healthy, and with proper diet, you will regain your levels in 3 months. Very small in stature, thin people, may donate a pint/unit of blood, and feel much weaker and drop more points. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a patient loses 50ml of blood during surgery, would that require a blood transfusion? How much blood loss must occur to require a blood transfusion
Generally, No: However, it all depends on what the patient's hemoglobin/hematocrit was prior to surgery. If the patient was already anemic and was losing blood fast, then perhaps the anesthesiologist would order a unit of blood. Whether or not a transfusion is necessary depends on the individual's hemoglobin/hematocrit level more than how much blood is lost. Some people have a lot to spare, and others none. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Due to the potential side-effects and risks of transfusion and the chronic blood shortage the us has, most would agree that transfusion should occur only if the hemoglobin is less than 8gm/dl (normal 12-16) or at any level if the patient is symptomatic or if there is significant active bleeding. ...Read more
Spectrometry: Hemoglobin absorbs light at a certain wavelength. The amount of absorbance is proportional to the level of hemoglobin. The absorption in a given sample of blood is compared to standards to determine the level of hemoglobin in that sample. ...Read more
How long does it take for the blood level to return to normal after blood transfusion due to 500 ml blood loss?
When txfsn done: The BP should improve during transfusion if no other "issue" at play, so by shortly after completion of unit, should see at least some improvment. If not, ask dr what else is / may be going on. ...Read more
Look for letter: Usually screening Nurse will tell you if it is informal deferral & you can try again (after fixing issue) the following month. If more formally deferred, You will likely get a letter explaining the deferral and its duration. If tried at a Red Cross center, can call their donor line (800-733-2767) and ask--if you've eaten your dark greens (or iron supplement) they can set new appt to try again. ...Read more
Eat a lot: You must weight at least 110 lbs for the am. Red cross to allow you to donate. Most peoples' weight fluctuates by a few pounds day to day, so you may qualify after big meal(s) and plenty of fluids. You will be one pound lighter when you are done donating! good luck and thank you for your efforts to donate! ...Read more
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