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  • Answer: 1. You will save lives by giving blood.2. You will feel so proud and good after donating, especially after your first time.3. You may overcome your fear of needles as well.
  • Answer: Foods high in Iron, such as red meat (beef, liver, kidney), canned sardines, pilchards spinach, brocolli, red kidney beans, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, cereals - oats, special K. And a couple of glasses of water....
  • Answer: In order to replenish your blood supply and make your blood glucose reach homeostasis, you need some carbohydrates which are found in the fluids and snacks. These carbohydrates are what give your body energy and raise your blood glucose. Since carbohydrates, or complex sugars, help give your body energy, and also help your brain function, you need them in order to be able to use any energy at all, including walking around.
  • Answer: Lightheadedness,feeling faint.
  • Answer: . The donation process includes registration, a brief medical screening, the blood collection, and time for refreshments in the canteen. For whole blood the entire donation process usually takes about one hour. It can take a little longer for platelets or double red cells.
  • Answer: No. hepatitis A antibodies screening is not required by the FDA for volunteer blood donations. However, any donor giving a specific history of Hepatitis A is permanently deferred as a volunteer blood donor, per FDA guidelines
  • Answer: It is not bad to donate blood before surgery. But it is generelly unacceptable.Thats because when you donate blood,the volume of blood decreases in your body and after surgery it will take a long time for your body to recover than if you had not donated blood.Weakness and slow recovery after surgery are the most common side effects if blood has been done before surgery and is not advisable
  • Answer: yes

    I realize that is is a popular fear, but is totally unfounded. You CANNOT...let me repeat CANNOT contract AIDS from donating blood. All supplies used in collecting donated blood (blood bags, needles, etc.) are brand new and used only once (for the person donating blood).

    All employees at blood centers are extensively trained in blood borne pathogens and their transmission. All surfaces are santized using strict standards and high grade cleaning products. All blood bank employees are provided lab coats and gloves for THEIR protection. They are required to immediately dispose of any lab coats, gloves or other protective gear that has been contaminated with blood.
  • Answer: No it cannot. I can only speak for the UK but if you are not well enough to donate blood then they will not take it.
    If you are having problems with periods then maybe you should see a doctor or seek further advice here, explaining the problem.
    Hope this helps.
  • Answer: Absolutely not, this may be a sign of a serious of an allergic reaction. Contact the agency in which you donated blood immediately, and ask for medical assistant.
  • Answer: Steroids such as cortisone, heavy use of antibiotics, heavy use of paracetamol
  • Answer: Because the catheter needle that is placed in your forearm acts as a slowly pressurized vacuum, radiating blood away from your extremities.
  • Answer: When I gave blood for the first time, heres the steps that I had to follow:1. Registration: You wait in line and when you are called you meet with a member of staff at the clinic. He will take some details, eg. name, address, date of birth etc. He will then give you a form to fill out (while waiting at the next line).2. You queue up at the next line (the interview and health check with a nurse). While you are waiting to see the nurse, you can fill out the form and read a booklet about donating blood if its given to you.3. Nurse interview/health check: When you have completed the form you place in a box and the nurse will call you when she picks your form from the box. When you are called, the nurse will ask you to take a seat. He/she will then go through the form you filled out. Then, a drop of blood is taken from your finger and placed onto a small stick-like object. The stick-like object is then placed into a machine. The machine then gives a reading (of iron levels in your blood). If it is under 13% you cannot donate; if 13% you can donate (depending on whether or not the nurse thinks that you are healthy enough, based on the details on the form).4. If the nurse says you can donate, the next step is joining the next queue (which is the queue for the blood donation itself). The nurse (a different one to the first one you met) will then call you for the donation.5. The next step is to lie on the bed. The nurse will take your blood pressure and when ready will call a doctor to insert the needle for the donation.6. The doctor inserts the needle and the blood donation begins.7. Your blood will take about between 8-15mins to donate. While your blood empties into the bag, the nurse will keep a close eye on you. You may also chat to him or her during the donation if you wish.8. Blood donation finishes: the nurse takes out the needle and thanks you for donation. He/she will then ask you to remain on the bed for a short time to make sure you are all right.9. Your next step is to eat a lot of snacks (eg. crisps, biscuits) and drink plenty of drinks (note: food and drink will be supplied for you after your donation and is free). You must also rest for at least 10mins also.Note: you must be 18 years of age or older to donate.Hope this helped:-)PS. it is not a painful procedure and you get a very rewarding feeling after donating.

Can donating blood cause appendicitis?

  • No! An appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. it isunrelated to the circulatory system.

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  • Answer: No! An appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. it isunrelated to the circulatory system.
  • Answer: Blood types are extremely important in blood donation! Depending on the blood type, the red blood cells have a unique antigen (a special protien) that identifies that type of blood. Antibodies will react to foreign blood types based on the antigen they exhibit.

    Mixing blood from two individuals can lead to blood clumping or agglutination. The clumped red cells can crack and cause toxic reactions. This can have fatal consequences.

    If you belong to the blood group A, you have A antigens on the surface of your red blood cells and B antibodies in your blood plasma.

    If you belong to the blood group B, you have B antigens on the surface of your red blood cells and A antibodies in your blood plasma.

    If you belong to the blood group AB, you have both A and B antigens on the surface of your red blood cells and no A or B antibodies at all in your blood plasma.

    If you belong to the blood group 0 (null), you have neither A or B antigens on the surface of your red blood cells but you have both A and B antibodies in your blood plasma.



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  • Answer: Yes. While occasional whole blood donations will generally have little effect on iron levels and body stores, frequent donations may decrease these amounts. Recently, the FDA has discussed the possibility of raising the the minimum hemoglobin or hematocrit levels for volunteer blood donation, or increasing the time allowed between donations, in response to lowered donor iron. Current guidelines require a pre-donation hematocrit of 38% or hemoglobin level of 12.5 g/dL. Whole blood donations may be given every 56 days, while double red cell donations require a 112 day deferral.

    Therapeutic phlebotomy is very effective in preventing iron toxicity in hemochromatosis patients and decreasing red cell mass in red cell hyperplasia/polycythemia vera patients.
  • Answer: your heart will pump more blood and then you get your blood back.
  • Answer: No, you cannot get HIV from donating blood ever. HIV is contractedby dirty needles or unprotected sex. The needles used when youdonate blood are always brand new and never before used. They aresterile. No one has ever gotten HIV from donating blood.
  • Answer: some carbohydrates You should eat foods rich in iron and a little of sugar a very small quantity of sugar.This is because blood needs these kinds of nutrients.
  • Answer: No they use new needles for every blood donation.
    If you are going to a reputable place, I would like to think they would use sterile supplies. In which case No. I dont think it would be likely.
    No! Giving blood makes sure you use a new needle each time. As required for shots!
  • Answer: You can run a 5k two days after donating blood. It is recommended,however to wait until five days have passed.
  • Answer: donating blood is important because everyday people of all ages are put in the hospital in need of blood and the people who donate blood are life savers because people who need blood can die but they get blood from the blood drive and they live a full happy and healthy life.
  • Answer: With parental consent, blood can be donated at age 17. Without parental consent blood can be donated at age 18. In case of specialized donations, blood can be taken at any age, however smaller quantities may be taken from a young child.
  • Answer: Its unlikely to happen. They have professionals taking the blood.

    You are only losing a tiny amount of blood when you donate. Plus, you get cookies and juice afterwards!
  • Answer: Bruising after donating blood is not uncommon and should go away after a few days. Its a result of different bodies responses to the needle being in your arm. Basically, some people just bruise more easily than others.

    If you have donated before and this is the first time you bruised, the needle might have been in a different vein that was more likely to bruise, the needle could have been inserted or removed in a way that caused some bruising or you could have not had the compress tight enough or on long enough. Also, if you picked anything heavy up with the arm you donated with soon after donating, you can cause bruising.

    If the bruise becomes larger than your palm or does not show signs of improvement in a week, ask a doctor.
  • Answer: It occurs on June 14, the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the creator of the ABO blood group system, for which he won the Nobel Prize. The first day was held in 2005.