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How long am i suppose to wait to exercise after giving an apheresis blood donation?

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Dr. Donald Alves
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In brief: Usually next day OK

The phlebotomist / nurse will instruct you as you are being bandaged at the end of the process to avoid tobacco for a few hours, alcohol for the day, heavy lifting (--or strenuous activity--) for 8 hours or until the next day, etc.
If you will be using your arms a lot, might be wise to put a bandaid over puncture site, but should be ok by next day.

In brief: Usually next day OK

The phlebotomist / nurse will instruct you as you are being bandaged at the end of the process to avoid tobacco for a few hours, alcohol for the day, heavy lifting (--or strenuous activity--) for 8 hours or until the next day, etc.
If you will be using your arms a lot, might be wise to put a bandaid over puncture site, but should be ok by next day.
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