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What Happens If You Donate Blood While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Nothing: You should be fine provided you drink the kool aid and eat the cookies.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that a blood type changes from rh- to rh+ without pregnancy? Used to be A- but recent blood donation says I'm A+
Weak Rh: About one person in 500 has a weak version of the Rh antigen that used to type as negative but now shows as positive. There's also such thing as a lab error. Phone the blood bank and ask for an explanation.
Maybe...: If your blood clots too easily, it can cause you to have miscarriages. Also pregnancy increases your risks of blood clots. Best wishes!
I am not sure if I am pregnant, my period is one day late. I have donated blood few hours ago... what should I do???
Wait: Wait two more weeks before beginning to worry. If still no period, try a home pregnancy test
I donated blood on the 3rd of this month my period Is usually around that date and u donated blood on the second. I took a pregnancy test in case neg.
Question?: I am not certain what you are asking or what your question is. Please rephrase and resubmit.
Go to blood bank: At the blood donation center they will screen your eligibility. In my experience, the most frequent reason to be vigilant is iron deficiency -- from frequent blood donation and/or in women coupled with heavy menses or recent childbirth. Oral iron supplements are an easy way to correct this but be sure you know why the iron was low- bleeding from ulcers or polyps or cancers needs exclusion.
Give blood withCA Hx: Not actually a straight forward answer on this one...Needs to be at least a year since you've been treated, no recurrence, no diagnosis of blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma...Unless you had these as a kid and its been 10 years. Check out the american red cross list of conditions that affect donation...It will be the most helpful. Than get out there and donate!
By distraction: You can wear headphones and listen to music, or read (just hard to turn pages), or people watch during the donation. Most people only require 10-15 minutes of actual "needle time" to donate a unit of blood, so you can also think about the 3 people whose lives you are saving with your donation!
Unclear Q, but...: Whole blood donation is every 56 days. A pheresis machine can collect 2 units of red blood cells at one time, returning other components--this can be done every 112 days (2x as long as single). Other pheresis donations can be for plasma or platelets, and they have much shorter interval periods (may be 3-7 days). Talk to the Red Cross for more information.
Cholesterol: There is no way to give you an answer to this question. There are numerous numbers in the cholesterol profile and one would also need a sense of your health and family history. In and of itself 200 is the cutoff point of normal to abnormal.See 1 more doctor answer
Higher risk group: ONLY as a population-based screen, not suggesting any personal life-choice issues, men who have sex with men are more likely to have certain stds, including hepatitis and hiv, which can be transmitted by blood and MIGHT be missed by testing if at an early stage or lab error. So to keep blood supply as safe as possible, the entire group is excluded. I am not aware of any exception to this rule.
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