Can you lie down to give blood?
You’ll be able to sit or lie down as long as you need to, and have something to eat or drink. When you feel better you can carry on with your day, but don’t drive for at least 12 hours. Remember: it’s unlikely to happen to you. It happens to less than 3% of donors.
What are the ethical issues in blood donation?
Blood donation as a gift, donor confidentiality, donor notification and donor consent, consent for transfusion, the right to refuse blood transfusion, the right to be informed if harmed, and ethical principles for establishments, are discussed in the international and Indian contexts.
What causes the donated blood to be rejected?
Regarding the examination causes for rejection, the commonest was that the donor had low blood pressure (68 [13.60%]), followed by low hemoglobin (54 [10.80%]), high hemoglobin (35 [7%]) and high blood pressure (28 [5.6%]), as shown in Table 4.
Who is not suitable for blood donation?
You must be in good health at the time you donate. You cannot donate if you have a cold, flu, sore throat, cold sore, stomach bug or any other infection. If you have recently had a tattoo or body piercing you cannot donate for 6 months from the date of the procedure.
Why did I almost pass out while donating plasma?
Feeling faint or dizzy
The loss of fluid can lead to dehydration and cause some people to feel lightheaded during and after the donation. This reaction is common and usually mild. Donation center staff encourage people to rest and have a drink and a snack after the process is over, to counter any lightheadedness.
Why you should not donate plasma?
Plasma is rich in nutrients and salts. These are important in keeping the body alert and functioning properly. Losing some of these substances through plasma donation can lead to an electrolyte imbalance. This can result in dizziness, fainting, and lightheadedness.
Can you give blood anonymously?
Blood donors must be allowed to remain anonymous, even if hospital patients who receive the blood later die of AIDS, according to recent court decisions in New York and Florida. Such confidentiality is essential to protect donors from lawsuits and to maintain the nation’s blood supply, blood bank officials said.
Is donating blood confidential?
The information we collect is called your donor record. Employees are trained to collect this information and keep it confidential. Your blood is processed and distributed to the hospitals. All donor record information is kept in a secured area.
What happens if you give a Jehovah’s Witness blood?
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that it is against God’s will to receive blood and, therefore, they refuse blood transfusions, often even if it is their own blood. The willing acceptance of blood transfusions by Jehovah’s Witnesses has in some cases led to expulsion from and ostracisation by their religious community.
What is the rarest blood type?
In the U.S., the blood type AB, Rh negative is considered the rarest, while O positive is most common.
What are the primary requirements in donating blood?
Basic requirement of a potential blood donor:
- Weight: At least 110 lbs (50 kg).
- Blood volume collected will depend mainly on you body weight.
- Pulse rate: Between 60 and 100 beats/minute with regular rhythm.
- Blood pressure: Between 90 and 160 systolic and 60 and 100 diastolic.
- Hemoglobin: At least 125 g/L.
What is the criteria to be a blood donor?
Whole Blood Donor
Body weight of at least 45 kg. In good physical and mental health with no chronic medical illness. Not on long term medications and has not been intoxicated by alcohol within 24 hours prior to donation. Should not be fasting and have had enough sleep (more than 5 hours) the night before donating.
Why can’t I donate blood if I have high blood pressure?
You can donate as long as you feel well when you come to donate, and your blood pressure is below 180 systolic (first number) and below 100 diastolic (second number) at the time of donation. Medications for high blood pressure do not disqualify you from donating.
What is the minimum weight for blood donation?
Who can give blood? Anyone between 18 and 65 years of age and in normal health having a body weight of 45 kg or more and a haemoglobin content no less than 12.5 gms/hundred ml can be a donor.
Can a tattooed person donate blood?
If you have recently had a tattoo or body piercing you cannot donate for 6 months from the date of the procedure. If the body piercing was performed by a registered health professional and any inflammation has settled completely, you can donate blood after 12 hours.