Thursday, May 7, 2015

Can You Donate Plasma With A Bruise?

Q: Can you give plasma with a bruise? My husband went to go and giving plasma for the second time today, and has turned his attention to the bruises on her arm from the first moment of donation (two days ago). A large bruise later created, which is still visible after 17 days from the random rupture. The bruise is getting worse. I had similar bruises in the past and went in to donate blood as well as blood tests and never told to wait until healing bruises.

Answer: You can not donate with a painful bruise (some nurses pickier than others).

However, you have the right to donate plasma once a pale yellow bruise has expired - meaning that drain blood from the skin. Typically when it fades from purple to green or yellow, bruising will disappear the next day.

 If you have a bruise near where the needle goes on both arms (need a backup), you will then be adjourned until plasma donations bruise disappeared. In the event of a passing bruise, we will discontinue the donation to prevent the bruise worsening.

The bruise is the result of blunt force trauma tissue capillaries, which causes it to crack. They are tiny fragile blood vessels leading just under the skin, as well as larger veins, from which it receives donations. The last thing that you need when you have a new bruise it causes greater blood flow to the injured area than is absolutely necessary.

 Can Plasma Donation Cause a Bruise?

 I will try to do the story: I got a bruise on his arm because of one of plebotomist sticking a needle in my arm wrong. They say it is rare side effect of the plasma donation. But it may also be more likely to develop a bruise, or donation is more difficult than usual. Bruises happen to anyone.

They say you should not feel pain or discomfort during the plasma (or tiles) donations - donations only time causes painful bruise is if inexperienced phlebotemist introduces the needle too far, hitting a chord. The result is pain for the donor and the rather large bruise.

 Every time I went out, however, plasma Telecris left bruises on me. I even had a bruise on the back of my hand on a drip again. I really did not mean at all easy, I rarely bruises even if I slap on someting quite difficult. I've been shooting a long time and never had a bruise even close to those left behind by the plasma donation.

I got a serious injury donate plasma twice, the last is worse. They have red pumps blood back into my arm, but failed to into a vein. Fluid (blood, plasma and anticoagulants) is pumped back into my shoulder leaked from my veins, and between it and the skin of my arm, causing a giant purple stain. I had a bruise the size of a softball in the crook of my arm, which lasted about four weeks. Beautiful, isn't it?

So I started CSL Plasma donations, and he had no pain or bruising since. Now only a bruise when there is a problem with needle insertion. And once I formed a little painful bruise where the needle went through my veins, but other than that I am free of bruises and $ 40 richer. I tried to pass on CSL yesterday but were postponed for at least two weeks because of an injury to a separate on my left shoulder of dropping a ladder on it. Go figure.

If you do not perform during the donation bruise on tips can help within the first 36 hours of the bruise appeared:

  • Icing the area is one of the best ways to speed up the healing process of the bruise. This is a great option if the defect is located on the arm or leg. Always wrap cold compresses in a clean, dry cloth before applying to bruise and not used for more than 15 minutes at a time.
  • You can also use a warm compress or heating pad and apply to the bruise for 20 minutes 3-5 times a day until the bruise disappears.
  •  Parsley is known to reduce inflammation, pain and duration of the bruise. To successfully follow this suggestion, crush the leaves of parsley in pasty and rub this paste directly on a bruise. Massage bruise for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse herbs.
  • Also, make sure to get plenty of sleep the first night after you get a bruise, broken capillaries to allow to heal.

The arms being equal, donate that one will be less annoying to have a huge bruise on, just in case. Other than it might be better to ask what it is exactly that makes the veins too hard for donations.

For anyone who lives near a plasma donation center and is considering donating plasma, I recommend asking to talk with their doctors about the process in more detail (all centers should have at least one nurse on staff at all times).
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