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Doctor insights on: What Happens If You Donate Blood While Pregnant

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What happens if you donate blood and your pregnant?

What happens if you donate blood and your pregnant?

Nothing: Blood centers have selection criteria for donors and if you meet those criteria, donating blood in early pregnancy will not harm you or your baby. It would be useful to discuss the matter with your doctor and to see if you need iron and/or vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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+

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. ...Read more

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If i didn't know i was pregnant and donated blood, would they tell me?

If i didn't know i was pregnant and donated blood, would they tell me?

Maybe: It's not something that i would count on. Remember, the purpose of their taking your blood donation was not to screen for pregnancy. It also depends on the screening protocols that are in place at the location where you donated. ...Read more

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Is there any link between blood clots while trying to give a plasma donation and pregnancy?

Is there any link between blood clots while trying to give a plasma donation and pregnancy?

Maybe...: If your blood clots too easily, it can cause you to have miscarriages. Also pregnancy increases your risks of blood clots. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


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