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Recommendations before and after donation

How to prepare for blood donation?

Following these simple rules is especially important in the delivery of platelets or plasma, their violation will affect the quality of the harvested blood components

As for the well-being during the blood donation, some people experience mild dizziness. Malady can be a slight decrease in pressure. However, usually an organism of a healthy person can easily cope with this.

After giving blood

How often can I donate blood?

For the safety of donation, it is also important to follow the rules set by the doctors. So, men can donate blood no more than 5 times a year, women - no more than 4.

Minimum intervals between different types of donation (in days)

Initial procedures Follow-up procedures
blood donation plasmapheresis platelet donation leukocytapheresis
Blood donation 60 30 30 30
Plasmapheresis: 14 14 14 14
Platelet donation 14 14 14 14
Leucocytaperesis 30 14 14 30

The blood service agency reserves the right to increase these intervals, depending on the needs of medical organizations in certain components of the donor blood. You can find out about the current need by contacting the blood service agency of interest to you or by using the donor's traffic light.

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