Can a person with hemolytic anemia donate blood?

Unwise. If you have hemolytic anemia, you probably need to keep all the blood cells you've got! there are many different causes for hemolytic anemia. Check with your local red cross to find out if you qualify.
Usually No. Causes of hemolytic anemia include inherited metabolism or cell membrane disorders and acquired, e.G from antibodies. In either case the average survival of the red cells is shortened, sometimes severely and using such rbcs for transfusion would subject the recipient to more rapid loss of the transfused cells than is desirable, hence we do not use such donor sources.

Related Questions

What to do if I have an increase in #s of RBC that makes blood to viscous hemolytic anemia hemorrhagic this?

Consult a doctor. Your statements are internally inconsistent. If you have a disorder of red blood cells, it would be prudent to consult a hematologist. Read more...

Can getting a blood transfusion give me autoimmune hemolytic anemia?

No. There is an acute form of hemolysis which can occur if you receive mismatched blood but transfusions are not the cause of autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Read more...
Immune? You probably mean immune hemolytic anemia, which is a result of mismatch between antigens present on surface of red cells. It can be acute, which can be life threatening or chronic or delayed, which usually causes anemia and jaundice. Read more...

Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Whoa. Hemolytic anemia won't affect blood volume but will affect oxygen carrying capacity. Further, if the cause is microangiopathy, lupus, malaria, or any of a variety of others, there may be a huge number of different problems. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind, but there's no need to invoke "stress hormones"; you'd do well to stop reading "pop" explanations if someone's actually seriously sick. Read more...

Haemoglobin is not found in the urine of a healthy person but is in a person with hemolytic anemia, is this true?

It's not so simple. Everyone has a little bit of blood in the urine. A runner usually has mild hematuria from the mechanics of running with a full bladder. Further, someone who has hemolysis that's not intravascular (i.e., autoimmune hemolysis, spherocytosis) won't spill hemoglobin, and somone with mild ongoing hemolysis (sickle cell) with enough haptoglobin to trap the hemoglobin won't spill it either. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: hemolytic anemia?

Hemolytic anemia is. Related to the destgruction (hemolysis) of the the red blood cells. The most common causes are related to immune attack. Read more...
RBC breakdown. Hemolytic anemia is where red blood cells are destroyed too quickly. There are many possibilities that would cause this rbc breakdown. Antibodies, abnormal rbc membranes (spherocytosis), abnormal hemoglobins (sickle cell, thalassemia), abnormal rbc enzymes. If hemolytic anemia is is suspected, many tests may be ordered to determine the cause. . Read more...

What happens during a hemolytic anemia investigation?

Blood tests. Blood testing is performed to determine the cause of anemia. Hemolytic anemia can be caused many things. Blood tests are first done to determine whether anemia is caused by hemolysis, then, if so, the reason for hemolysis. Read more...
Cause of hemolysis. Once hemolysis is thought to be occurring, the cause is saught. The causes are many. Some are inherent to the red blood cell (sickle cell, spherocytosis, thalassemia, g6pd deficiency). Some are from antibodies. Some are from other causes of destruction within the blood vessels (mechanical heart valves, hemolytic uremic syndrome). This work up is quite involved. Read more...

Can hemolytic anemia be prevented?

Possibly. Hemolytic anemia may have numerous causes including toxins, infections, genetic diseases, autoimmune diseases, drugs, certain types of food, etc. So theoretically if you know what the cause is then it can be avoided. Therefore an adequate diagnostic workup by your doctor is necessary. Read more...