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The only known significant long-term risk of blood donation is iron deficiency. Immunity (which you asked about) is primarily mediated by white blood cells, which can be easily deployed from the lymphatic system and bone marrow to replace those lost in donation. Red blood cells, on other hand, are not stored as mature cells in large numbers outside of the ...


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It's not that they can't meet. Meetings can and do happen and there's no medical reason they can't. In fact, most organ procurement programs have a system in place for allowing donors and recipients to meet. An example policy: Does a donor family learn who receives the organs? The identity of both the donor and the recipient are kept anonymous. If ...


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In the end, I decided to just ask bone marrow registry foundation, well, one of them, this exact question. The response I got was that if it was allowed for the donor and the patient to meet in person, a strong emotional bond could be established between the two. In case another bone marrow transplant would be needed later, the decision to donate again, or ...


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Smoking and drinking both put the recipient of the blood donation at risk or possible risk. Smoking causes nicotine to enter your bloodstream and usually breaks down into cotinine. Both of these are connected with increasing plasma Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) levels, which may be involved in the progression of both vascular disease and cancer. ...


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As you might very well know blood contains following substances: Plasma proteins (albumin, globulin, fibrinogen etc.) Clotting factors Glucose Electrolytes All these are essential for body homeostasis. Human body can suffer from the lack of any of these substances. Lack of plasma proteins results to swelling of the feet (fluid escapes blood vessels) and ...


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Organ donation and utilization in the USA States about 3.6 organs are gathered from every deceased donor Organdonor.gov says a organ donor can save up to 8 lives and Mayo Clinic says you can save or improve up to 50 lives. Some sites say you can save over 50 and even a 100 though. liveonny.org One organ donor can save up to eight lives. The same donor ...


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