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Time intervals between blood donations

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 ...
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Why bone marrow patient and donor cannot meet?

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 ...
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Why bone marrow patient and donor cannot meet?

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 ...
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What are the hazards from smoking or drinking and then donating blood?

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 ...
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What are plasma donations used for?

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 ...
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How many lives an organ donor with brain death who is otherwise healthy can save on average?

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 ...
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