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Diseases that prevent blood donation

Diseases that prevent blood donation
Diseases that prevent blood donation


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Benefit dr. Maryam says that diseases or conditions that prevent a person from donating blood either because they affect the efficiency of the blood or the possibility of negatively affecting the health of the donor include: diabetics in the event they depend on insulin or are unresponsive to treatment, cancer patients of all kinds, heart and kidney patients, those with epilepsy, deficiency Or increased hemoglobin, blood pressure disorders, during pregnancy and lactation, high body temperature, weight under the allowed limit, age under 18 and over 65 years, recent surgery or vaccination before donation, recent travel to one of the countries listed in the blood bank list, HIV / hepatitis infection B »or« C », abuse of narcotic drugs or treatment outside the scope of health care, talk of blood donation.
She adds: As for malaria, its situation is different, as it does not have periodic tests on the blood units in most blood banks, but it evaluates the recent travel history of some countries. As for hepatitis A, it is transmitted through eating contaminated food, not through blood.

Conditions for donating blood


 a family medicine specialist, shows that the blood donation process takes about 40 minutes, and a person can donate blood once every three months and we do not recommend anything less, to allow replenishing the donor's blood cells, and some conditions must be checked before the donation process, You start by measuring the percentage of hemoglobin or hemoglobin, in the blood of the donor, to ensure that he does not have anemia or anemia, then measuring the temperature and weight as there is a certain weight for the donor that should not be neglected if it is weak or does not have an appropriate body mass index (below average), as well as It must be ensured that the donor does not have diseases such as F. It is transmitted "B", "C" virus, or HIV (HIV). This is confirmed by some questions that are directed to the donor before performing the blood transfusion. The blood donor should not be exhausted or fasting for a long time so that he does not suffer from a drop in blood pressure.

Reasons for donating blood


 There are medical reasons that require donating blood, such as patients who suffer from a high percentage of iron hoarding, which harms the various organs of the body, such as the heart and liver, as well as an increase in the percentage of hemoglobin or hemoglobin in general in the blood, which makes patients vulnerable to developing different clots, and it is worth noting that the body does After donating blood to compensate for blood loss, which leads to the start of the process of forming new blood cells that help maintain good health, and the process of donating blood regularly helps to lose weight for obese people, where about 600 calories are burned after each donation Prevention Suitable from heart diseases where the blood donation process reduces the risk of heart disease by reducing the deposits of iron pigments, or the so-called deadly iron hoarding which is a physical condition that negatively affects the body as a result of absorbing large quantities of iron, and this iron is deposited on the blood vessels, what It leads to hardening of the arteries and consequently to diseases in the heart. Also, blood donation works to prevent liver problems, as reducing iron hoarding can also lengthen the liver and disrupt normal liver function.
To be continued: Donating blood helps not only physical health, but extends to extend the mental health of people, as it provides the appropriate blood for desperate patients and the psychological benefit that donors receive by helping others is very similar to the physical or physical benefit of the donation process, and examining the health of blood cells Determining the percentage of hemoglobin or hemoglobin continuously, and ensuring that no exposure to "B", "C", or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is of great benefit to the donor.

Benefits of donating blood


 family doctor, states that a drop of blood alone is worth a life, and do not forget that many people need it, and therefore the blood donor must be, following the specifications, to be healthy and well, aged between 18 to 60 years, It is subjected to a comprehensive medical examination before the donation process and taking into consideration certain criteria such as determination of the blood type (from the four blood types provided that the compatibility tests between the donor and the recipient), the measurement of hemoglobin concentration (hemoglobin) by finger, weight not less than 60 kg, measurement Pulse, blood pressure: less than 160/90, and the process of donating a country It does not contain many benefits that accrue to the donor, and they are as follows: -
- Prevention of the risk of heart disease, as studies have shown that non-smokers from men can reduce their risk of heart disease by donating blood, by reducing iron levels and staving off the risk of atherosclerosis for men during the donation process.
Regeneration of red blood cells, as blood loss leads to the start of bone regeneration, as the donor passes red blood cells and encourages his body to form new red blood cells, which results in blood regaining its optimal levels.
Improving blood flow, since lethargy, infections, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and aging are common factors, because of which the blood may become thick and slow, and this can lead to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke as a result of the formation of blood clots.
When donating blood, the blood volume decreases, the plasma regenerates in 24 hours, and fluid is added back to the blood without the viscosity of the red blood cells.
- Reducing the harmful iron reserves, since the presence of a lot of iron in the body can lead to heart problems, diseases in the liver, and also diabetes. There are some individuals whose bodies naturally store excess iron, and this inherited disease is called the deposition of blood pigments, so doctors use to Donate blood as a way to empty these excess iron.
Reducing the risk of cancer, some studies indicate that people who donate blood and reduce iron stock have the opportunity to be safe from cancer.
Burning calories and losing weight, as donating blood every time contributes to burning 660 calories, which helps donors control their weight, and the donation process takes place once and safely every three months, and this depends on the health status and iron levels.

World Blood Donation Day


The world celebrates the World Blood Donor Day, on June 14 of each year, as it is a date for the birth of Nobel Prize-winning Carl Landsteiner because of the establishment of the ABO blood group system, and it is also a reminder of blood donation, this human value that helps many to live, As blood is one of the basic needs of the human body, especially with the world’s exposure in recent years to many natural disasters and wars that leave more than 250 million people annually, all of them need to provide all medical and health care means for them that start from managing the necessary blood quantities To deliver them.

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