It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Blood and Blood Vessel Message Board

question about donating blood/bruising

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 300
MissAngela HB User
question about donating blood/bruising

I have always had weird brusies on my arms and legs. However, I donated blood and my blood passed through the screenings. Does anyone know what tests that screen the blood for. Like what diseases? I have been really paranoid about leaukemia and other blood disorders. Can you donate blood if you have some type of cancer in your blood?

Thanks in advance


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-25-2005, 08:55 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 300
MissAngela HB User
Re: question about donating blood/bruising

No one??

Old 06-28-2005, 06:05 PM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 300
MissAngela HB User
Re: question about donating blood/bruising

???? help please

Old 07-07-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 24
veronica24 HB User
Re: question about donating blood/bruising

i'm not for sure but i don't think going to give blood to someone if that have some kind of disease you may can look it up on american red cross or other web site don't worry about have a disease i was the same at one time

Old 07-10-2005, 10:06 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
GatsbyLuvr1920's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,870
GatsbyLuvr1920 HB UserGatsbyLuvr1920 HB User
Re: question about donating blood/bruising

The cool thing about donating blood is that, if you're a worrier like me, you don't have to be. Someone with HIV could outright lie and say they were normal, and it wouldn't really matter, because the Red Cross or whoever's taking the donation will scrupulously check the blood before sending it to a hospital for transplantation. They screen it for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STD's, and all sorts of other problems. I'm not an expert, but I don't think that cancer can be passed through the blood, unless it's leukemia or some other cancer of the blood. If this still doesn't alleviate your fears, you're also grilled before you even get your iron levels checked. They ask you every pertinent question that would be relevant such as "Have you ever had sex with a man who might have AIDS?" and "Have you been outside of the country in the past year?" You're not even allowed to donate if you've gotten a piercing or tattoo within the past year for fear of infection- that's how thorough they are! If you're still concerned about the whole cancer thing, mention it during the questioning session for clarification. I've donated twice at my school, and I was the same as you- I had a sniffle that day and I had taken Advil, so I was paranoid that I would transmit some horrible disease. It wasn't until I got my donor card that I was okay! LOL! By the way, what blood type are you? I'm A-...
"Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal,' must necessarily be 'inferior.'"
-Hans Asperger

Last edited by GatsbyLuvr1920; 07-10-2005 at 10:10 PM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Will donating blood reduce my high blood pressure? buzzbuzz48 High & Low Blood Pressure 2 03-29-2010 03:13 AM
Epilepsy and donating blood? SentenceDoing Epilepsy 11 10-01-2008 10:43 AM
effect of donating blood tletsoal General Health 3 09-04-2008 08:02 AM
Does donating blood lower blood pressure slightly ANDY12345 High & Low Blood Pressure 5 11-04-2005 07:46 AM
Blood donation question rainbowdawn Open to All Other Health Topics 2 06-17-2005 03:56 PM
Question on donating my eggs. so_confuzzled Women's Health 6 10-11-2004 10:20 AM
Fear of Donating Blood red_triconex Blood and Blood Vessel 3 07-09-2004 11:18 PM
Donating blood... twizliz Anemia 2 06-24-2004 09:18 AM
Question about Donating Blood !! Ashton'sMommy HIV Prevention 4 12-19-2003 05:29 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:19 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!