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Does donating blood affect your wait stability?

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Dr. Steven Eisenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

Prevention of adverse reactions may be especially necessary in younger donors, who are more likely to develop an adverse reaction to blood donation.
Deferral criteria are based on determining that the donation will not adversely affect the donor’s health.

In brief: No

Prevention of adverse reactions may be especially necessary in younger donors, who are more likely to develop an adverse reaction to blood donation.
Deferral criteria are based on determining that the donation will not adversely affect the donor’s health.
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
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Dr. Donald Alves
No. You do technically lose one pound for a one unit whole blood donation (pheresis puts fluid back, so no real change). But your body redistributes fluid within a few hours and restores the cell #s within a few days.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology

In brief: Blood donation

Donating blood has nothing to do with your weight.

In brief: Blood donation

Donating blood has nothing to do with your weight.
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