plasma donateing

By saber32 Latest Reply 2011-09-26 23:15:15 -0500
Started 2011-09-23 00:30:28 -0500

I am wandering if I can donation plasma still if i am a pre diabetic now ?? or what can

i do donate blood or plasma still ?

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MEGriff1950 2011-09-23 00:44:05 -0500 Report

From the American Red Cross Diabetes
Diabetics who are well controlled on insulin or oral medications are eligible to donate.
Blood Donors Must:

Be healthy*
Be at least 17 years old in most states, or 16 years old with parental consent if allowed by state law

Dina Warner
Dina Warner 2011-09-23 07:24:15 -0500 Report

Just an FYI you have to have a medical clearance from your doctor to give blood, it has to state if you are on insulin and that you never have insulin from an animal, it can only be rDNA insulin"artificial". I had given three time and when I went to give again and they told me I had to get clearance from the doctor.

MEGriff1950 2011-09-23 09:16:44 -0500 Report

That was copied from the red cross site, I thought it sounded a bit vague. I saw for women that they have to be 5'5" or taller, what the heck? I an 5'2" and my blood is still red.

Dina Warner
Dina Warner 2011-09-26 07:24:33 -0500 Report

LOL yes we all bleed red. I think you have to be 5.5 to give a double batch of blood. I am only 5.2 too and they took my blood until they discovered I needed an okay from my doctor. So I have not given scince. My blood type is O neg. so they need my blood. Oh well I haven't made it to the doctors to get it yet.

jayabee52 2011-09-23 19:26:32 -0500 Report

The mother of my sons was 5' 2" and when we were in College (before our marriage) she tried to give but once they got the needle in her she fainted. Her veins were also pretty tiny and hard for the phlebotomists to find. Perhaps that was from a lot of experience with women like my ex.

jayabee52 2011-09-23 01:40:02 -0500 Report

I had given over 20 gallons over about 30 or 40 years. And it is not QUITE that simple.

When I started having a lot of medical challenges I had to let them know what medications I was taking. There were certain medications that I was taking which deferred me from giving.

That being said, I have given whole blood, plasma, and platelets after I was Dx'd. So if your BP is not elevated, ( I was deferred several times for HBP) and you are not taking one of the meds which would defer you, or you have NOT taken insulin derived from beef cattle (due to fears of "mad cow" disease they say) Roll up your sleeve for the big needle! LoL!