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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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would donating plasma during my period, make my period shorter? It only lasted 2 days and usually lasts 6.
Nope: Donating blood or blood plasma really doesn't effect the events leading to a period. ...Read more
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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