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What are the usual short term effects of donating plasma?

What are the usual short term effects of donating plasma?

Practically nothing: Donors are screened to rule out conditions which might make donation a problem. You might be extraordinarily sensitive to the loss of fluid and be a little sensitive to standing up suddenly. There are very rarely some people with discomfort at the donation site. Mostly it is a very benign event and a chance to be a good citizen. ...Read more

Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more


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What can be expected for first time plasma donation?

What can be expected for first time plasma donation?

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. ...Read more

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What is causing me to pass out after plasma donation?

What is causing me to pass out after plasma donation?

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. ...Read more

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For how long after a plasma donation should not work out?

For how long after a plasma donation should not work out?

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. ...Read more

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Which blood types are best for plasma donation?

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! ...Read more

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What blood types are most desired for plasma donation?

What blood types are most desired for plasma donation?

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. ...Read more

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In what way can plasma donation sites pay donors?

In what way can plasma donation sites pay donors?

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. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone affect plasma donation?

Could hydrocodone affect plasma donation?

No: You need to disclose your medications at the time of donation. ...Read more