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Risks Of Donating Plasma
Safe: Blood banks go through a thorough evaluation before taking any blood or plasma. The donation process is generally safe and I applaud you for considering this charitable act. There is discomfort of needle stick and you may need to rest for a few hours after donation and drink plenty of water.
Reduction in blood: Volume. Different people react differently to blood/plasma donation due to loss of blood volume. Try drinking a lot of water and eating salty snacks before donation.
Rest of the day: Thank you for your donation - or for considering being a donor. We need more people to be so generous. People who are healthy enough to be accepted for blood, plasma or platelet donation should tolerate it well. However, since some fluid is removed, they should probably not do strenuous activity for the rest of the day and be sure to drink (non-alcoholic liquids) generously.
Not recommended: Red Cross and many facilities in US will not accept products from pay-for-donate locations. This is due to the concern that a potential donor might not be totally honest in the history questions if seeking $$ and this could contaminate the blood supply. Volunteer donors have no motivation to not provide direct answers.
No: I see no correlation.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you were on antibiotics and were able to donate plasma, Would donating plasma filter out and eliminate the antibiotics in my system?
Antibiotic Question: Different antibiotics distribute differently in the body. Some of them are found mostly in plasma, whereas others may distribute to the tissues such as with azithromycin. The bigger question is- 'are you healthy enough to donate plasma now'? Because if you're on antibiotics, I tend to think 'something' about you must not be 100%. Best to double check with your doc, or an ID doc if you can find one
Can donating plasma days after ovulating hurt your chances of geting pregnant. Had a positive ovulatin test on 3/16/13 have a donation appt on 3/22/13?
Of course...: Everything human will have mistakes. So, the answer to the question, "Do people make mistakes? ", is always yes. The real question is, "How likely would a mistake be in this particular situation? " Fortunately, blood banks rarely make mistakes, because they use multiple safeguards, and they know a mistake can be fatal.
ALL of them: It takes all types to be able to provide for all patients. Plasma donation is the most "fun" since you get to watch the pheresis machine work as most of the tubing is external (platelet pheresis setups are often more internal, but not always). Have fun watching the process of saving a life!
All ok: If only the plasma is being transfused from a donor to a recipient, and absolutely no red blood cells, then blood type is not significant. Blood types only refer to the red blood cells; the bone marrow also produces platelets and white blood cells. The serum or plasma is the clear yellow fluid part of the blood.See 1 more doctor answer
Wrong: Anybody can donate plasma. A few rare individuals have conditions that make that plasma unsuitable. You'll be told if that's you.
I took a preventative dose of 200mg Doxycycline mono and was able to to donate plasma. Did donating plasma take the antibiotics from my system?
Odd statement: They should not have collected your plasma if you took any antibiotics in the days prior to selling/donating this product. You place anyone who receives the material at risk of a life threatening allergic reaction if they have an allergy to that material. Yes, you pass some of the antibiotic into any body fluids.
No: Bacterial vaginosis is a superficial infection and does not cause infection in the blood stream, so it is safe for blood and plasma donation.
This morning I ate a bacon egg & cheese biscuit and immediately after went to a plasma donation center. They told me my protein was 9.5, why is that?
Need more info: Were you dehydrated? It would be prudent to see a doctor to have your serum proteins analyzed at a laboratory. The biscuit is not likely to have anything to do with the high protein.
All donors screened: Regardless of who they serve.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe...: If your blood clots too easily, it can cause you to have miscarriages. Also pregnancy increases your risks of blood clots. Best wishes!
My liver enzymes were high on my last blood test and my doctor could not test my blood glucose levels. What should I do? I went to the doctor's because I had been deferred from a plasma donation center and they needed doctor's consent before letting me do
Basic: Basic rules for donors are established by the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda). Some donor centers may impose additional requirements. You must be in good health and you must provide information about your health. Your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature are checked. Additionally your blood will be checked for anemia. If you are not in good health, such as liver test abnormalities than you can be rejected as a donor. Do not know what the doctor found on your evaluation, nor do we know the conversation you and the doctor had or your past medical history. I recommend that if you discuss this with the doctor or his clinic staff. He may not be able to sign you off as being sufficiently healthy to donate plasma. Should get clarification from him or her.