Questions and answers for blood donors

On this page, we have collected common questions and answers for blood donations.
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Look for her Here in the questionnaire for blood donors Which also explains the process of donation itself.
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More information on Who can / can't donate blood Also found Here On MDA's website.

As of which weight can I donate?
Weight 50 kg, that allowed to excrete amount that does not exceed 10% of blood volume in the human body. (In women - 5 liters, in men - 6 liters).
Are there side effects due to blood donation?
Be sure to eat something easy before the donation and drink before and after the donation. 50% of the blood volume is fluid. Once blood is donated, fluid is lost, but by drinking too much, the lost amount returns back to the human body. If you feel bad immediately after the blood donation, the team of blood donors is trained and experienced to treat such cases. (Fainting comes not only from a lack of fluids, sometimes from an involuntary reaction)
By which date of birth is it allowed to enter a donor category?
According to the Hebrew or the Gregorian date.
What age can you donate blood?
Blood can be donated from age 17 to 18 with parental approval and age 18 without restriction. A parent stamp form can be downloaded hence.
Is there a maximum age for blood donation?
No, but over the age of 60, if this first donation is needed a doctor's approval. Also, over the age of 65, doctor approval is required once a year.
What happens to my blood?
Your blood is checked and, after being found fit, sent to hospitals for life-saving purposes.
From where my blood is taken?
From the arm.
Does it hurt?
Pinch yourself up and count up to 3 and actually this is how it's pain. What is this pain compared to saving human life by donating blood by you?
How often can I donate blood?
Every three months.
What's the amount that is being donated?
Donating 450CC.
That sounds a lot ?!
This amount is up to 10% of the volume of blood in the human body. This is the amount that can be taken from a healthy donor without causing harm to it. 50% of blood volume is fluid that the blood returns to itself after drinking. Red blood cells regenerate within eight weeks, the body does not miss them.
Can I get any disease?
The donation kit is sterile, disposable needle that is not passed from person to person so there is no risk of contracting any disease as a result of the donation action.
how long does it take?
Up to 20 minutes including registration, short questioning, blood pressure and hemoglobin tests and the donation itself.
Am I been checked for AIDS? If I have anything, will they let me know?
All doses are tested for AIDS. The blood donation is not intended to provide answers. A person who fears that he has contracted AIDS is asked to undergo an examination at the designated centers and the workers in the large hospitals around the country. Do not donate blood to be examined, since there is a period of incubation (the "window" period) from the time of infection to finding the antibodies in the blood that can be detected in the tests. The blood services are meticulous about the quality of blood transfusions because, as is well known, the blood transfusions are transferred to a patient in a hospital requiring a dose of blood to save his life. If the answer is positive the donor is invited to the blood services for the message. The information is also forwarded to the Ministry of Health. MDA blood services can be found Only blood type.
How long after making a tattoo and / or piercing I'm allowed to donate blood?
Six months. Since there is no supervision and control over how to perform the tattoo and / or piercing and there is a danger of contracting hepatitis, AIDS and other diseases.
How long after the donation is allowed to smoke?
Two hours. At the time of contribution the blood oxygen level decreases and then basically smoking can interfere with that as is known while smoking the oxygen level decreases.
I take antibiotics, can I donate?
If the cause is inflammation - wait for 3 days after antibiotic treatment. "Acne" - in most cases there is no problem, but ask the person responsible for this.
What are you checking in the donation?
Types of blood, AIDS, hepatitis B, C, syphilis (syphilis), antibody survey.
Is it possible to donate during menstrual cycle ?
If you feel good, there is no problem.
When can I donate blood after birth?
6 should wait months after birth before blood can be donated again.
Can whoever suffer from asthma donate blood?
Allowed - if you have not had a seizure in the past week and if you do not take steroids. Inhaler - allowed.
Does anemic people allowed to donate blood?
Anemic people are not allowed to donate blood, anemia - refers to those people whose level of iron is low, which can be found in the hemoglobin test. Therefore, the permissible values ​​for the donation are: 12g-16g% white - 13g-18g.
If I am a member of the HMO, do I have insurance?
It has nothing to do with it. The insurance that you receive at the end of the blood donation is on behalf of Magen David Adom and provides coverage for blood counts when you and your immediate family (parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters up to the age of 18) for one year.
If I am not insured, will I not receive blood if I need, God forbid?
In an emergency, when your life is in danger, you will certainly receive the necessary blood, but the hospital will ask you for a refund. In order to avoid running around and asking for help from friends and family, it is worthwhile to donate blood in the MDA framework and to be insured.
In what places can I donate blood if I can not donate at the school on the day of the donation?
With the approval of parents who will be distributed to you at the end of the information campaign, the free telephone number of MDA is available, where you can find out the hours of operation at the MDA branches and choose to donate blood at the nearest MDA station.
I have training tomorrow. May I donate?
Yes, strenuous exercise can be done 12 hours after blood donation.
What about a donation after dental care?
24 can be donated for hours after treatment with a dental hygienist and 7 days after root canal / tooth extraction.
Can diabetics donate blood?
You can donate if the diabetes is balanced by diet or pills. Diabetics treated with insulin are not allowed to donate blood.
I'm during training for the army service. Can I donate blood?
Yes, it is possible to do any strenuous exercise 12 hours after blood donation.
What do I get in return?
Blood insurance for you and your family for a year. (See details on blood donor card).
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40 Comments

  1. TheZvi Yehuda Izbicki In 28 / 03 / 2020 at 23: 22

    Is it advisable to donate blood these days? (29/03/20 Corona Period)
    If so, where can you donate to Pisgat Ze'ev?

  2. TheMichelle In 25 / 03 / 2020 at 13: 44

    I'm allowed to donate, but because of quarantine, I can only drive.

    • TheBlood donors organization In 25 / 03 / 2020 at 18: 57

      Michelle, there is no problem driving a blood donation. Gladly welcomed.

  3. TheMichael Buzaglo In 18 / 11 / 2019 at 23: 43

    Can blood be donated after training?
    Can a vaccine be done the day after a blood donation?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 19 / 11 / 2019 at 11: 39

      Michael, see our training questions and answers page
      https://www.dam.org.il/qa/
      Vaccination should not be a problem. Just mention it to the vaccine provider.

  4. Theto her In 11 / 10 / 2019 at 17: 39

    Does a person who needs medical cannabis have a blood donation?
    Or is it okay and you can donate

    • TheBlood donors organization In 11 / 10 / 2019 at 23: 14

      Please call 03-5300400 in the morning and find out

      • TheSarit In 02 / 12 / 2019 at 23: 40

        Peace
        Can I donate blood if I haven't received menstruation for several months?
        I already donated about a year ago ..
        Thanks

        • TheBlood donors organization In 03 / 12 / 2019 at 20: 51

          Hello Sarit, please contact us at 03-5300468 this morning for an answer.

  5. Thepoetry In 06 / 09 / 2019 at 01: 38

    Is alcohol allowed after donation? If not, how many hours are allowed? And is a low alcohol percentage (such as a glass of beer or wine) a consideration?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 07 / 09 / 2019 at 15: 09

      Poetry, a great question. You are welcome to call 03-5300400 in the morning and inquire.

    • TheElad In 17 / 09 / 2019 at 17: 48

      Where is my last donation date?

      • TheBlood donors organization In 17 / 09 / 2019 at 18: 49

        Elad, you can find out on 03-5300400.

  6. TheZvika Passover In 02 / 09 / 2019 at 21: 29

    I donated blood about 10 days ago. I did a blood test today and had low RBC / HB / HCT results / Could it be due to blood donation?

    Thanks - Zvika

    • TheBlood donors organization In 05 / 09 / 2019 at 14: 21

      Zvika hello, only your doctor can answer it

    • Theto her In 13 / 10 / 2019 at 10: 11

      What should I bring with me when I come to donate blood

      • TheBlood donors organization In 13 / 10 / 2019 at 10: 16

        Identification. License, ID Or passport. Eat well and drink enough, good mood and reach

    • TheHaneenjbareen In 07 / 11 / 2019 at 18: 23

      انا متبرعه من اسبوعين فلماذالم تصلاي رساله؟

      • TheBlood donors organization In 08 / 11 / 2019 at 14: 21

        Didn't understand your question, contributor two weeks?

  7. TheDoe In 25 / 08 / 2019 at 19: 53

    If I take an iron supplement but the proper homoglobin is allowed to donate?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 05 / 09 / 2019 at 14: 20

      Ayala, Please Berry Phone: 03-5300400

  8. TheTalia In 23 / 08 / 2019 at 14: 58

    I donated a few days ago.
    You may need a blood test for up to two weeks.
    Will Iron / Homoglobin Affect?
    * Isn't it the reason that every 3 month can be donated because it takes time for the body to replenish the blood in the body and therefore will decrease blood levels in the blood test?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 05 / 09 / 2019 at 14: 20

      Regular blood tests do not lower or change values

  9. TheAnd monitoring In 09 / 08 / 2019 at 12: 13

    I donated blood this week, and during the routine hemoglobin test in the donation, my level was normal. After a few days, I went for a blood test at a health fund to check vitamin and iron levels, and found that my iron level had dropped sharply since the last test I had done six months ago. Is there a connection between the blood donation I made and the low iron level I discovered after a few days?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 09 / 08 / 2019 at 15: 05

      Hello, there should be no rules at all but it is highly desirable for your doctor to give his professional opinion as we do not have the authority to do so.

  10. Theישראל In 16 / 07 / 2019 at 14: 41

    If I need a blood test, should I avoid blood donation?
    This is a routine blood test, not a search for special findings.

    Thanks,
    ישראל

    • TheBlood donors organization In 21 / 07 / 2019 at 16: 42

      No, blood donation should not be avoided because of regular testing

  11. TheEsther In 21 / 05 / 2019 at 23: 36

    Is it permissible to donate blood after a blood test? Or is there a time to wait between them?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 15 / 06 / 2019 at 15: 30

      no prevention.

  12. TheTamar Meir In 10 / 05 / 2019 at 06: 27

    How long can I donate after taking Roaccutane?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 12 / 05 / 2019 at 17: 12

      Shalom Tamar, may donate one month after completion of treatment.

  13. Thespear In 07 / 05 / 2019 at 20: 35

    Is it permissible to donate blood several hours after I have blocked the tooth with anesthesia?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 12 / 05 / 2019 at 17: 12

      Shalom Hanit. 24 hours after treatment.

  14. TheLizzie In 27 / 03 / 2019 at 19: 22

    What is parental approval?

    • TheBlood donors organization In 05 / 04 / 2019 at 19: 34

      So the parents have to give you written permission so that you can contribute.

      • TheSterna In 28 / 07 / 2019 at 04: 37

        If I am 16 and meet all other criteria and have parental permission is it okay and allowed to donate? Even if I don't have a few more questions when I'm 17. Do I need to bring an ID? And if they tell me what kind of blood I am at the end of the process ... Thanks.

        • TheBlood donors organization In 02 / 08 / 2019 at 15: 31

          Hello Sterna,
          Unfortunately, the minimum age for donation is 17 with parental approval. Yes, you and the accompanying parent should come with an ID.
          You can find out the blood type a few days after donating over the phone.
          Successfully.

  15. TheAliza Sagiv In 25 / 12 / 2018 at 07: 37

    Peace,
    Question: Is there a restriction on blood donation after traveling to South Africa? If so-how long?
    Is there an organized list of countries that, after a visit, should avoid blood donation?
    Thanks

    • TheBlood donors organization In 29 / 12 / 2018 at 16: 00

      Hello Aliza,
      Please call 03-5300400 and receive answers to all your questions.

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