Questions and answers for blood donors

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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).
Be sure to eat something light before donation and drink before and after donation. 50% of the blood volume is fluid, as soon as blood is donated, fluid is lost but by the amount of drinking lost back to the human body. If you feel bad right after the blood donation, a team of blood donors is skilled and experienced to treat such cases. (Fainting occurs not only in the absence of fluid. Occasionally an involuntary reaction)
According to the Hebrew or the Gregorian date.
Blood can be donated from age 17 to 18 with parental approval and age 18 without restriction. A parent signing form can be downloaded hence.
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.
Your blood is checked and, after being found fit, sent to hospitals for life-saving purposes.
Pinch yourself and count to 3 and that's basically the pain. What is this pain compared to saving a human life by donating a blood dose by you?

Every three months.

This amount is up to 10% of the blood volume in the human body, this is the amount that can be taken from a healthy donor without it harming him. 50% of the blood volume are fluids that the blood donor returns to himself after drinking. The red blood cells regenerate within eight weeks, the body does not feel their lack.
The fundraising kit is sterile, the disposable needle, which is not transmitted from person to person, so there is no fear that you will be infected with any disease as a result of the fundraising operation.
Up to 20 minutes including registration, short questioning, blood pressure and hemoglobin tests and the donation itself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Types of blood, AIDS, hepatitis B, C, syphilis (syphilis), antibody survey.
If you feel good, there is no problem.
6 should wait months after birth before blood can be donated again.
Allowed - if you have not had a seizure in the past week and if you do not take steroids. Inhaler - allowed.
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.
It has nothing to do with it. The insurance you receive at the end of the blood donation is from Magen David Adom and provides coverage for blood donations when needed for you and your immediate family (parents, grandparents on both sides, brothers and sisters up to the age of 18) for one year.
In an emergency, when your life is in danger, there is no doubt that you will receive the necessary blood doses, but the hospital will ask you for a refund. In order to prevent running around and asking for good from friends and family, it is worth donating blood as part of MDA and being insured.
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.
Yes, strenuous exercise can be done 12 hours after blood donation.
24 can be donated for hours after treatment with a dental hygienist and 7 days after root canal / tooth extraction.
You can donate if the diabetes is balanced by diet or pills. Diabetics treated with insulin are not allowed to donate blood.
Yes, it is possible to do any strenuous exercise 12 hours after blood donation.
Blood insurance for you and your family for a year. (See details on blood donor card).
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  1. ש

    Hello, if I have had thrombocytopenia (ITP) in the past, can I donate blood?

    1. Blood donors organization

      Please call 03-5300400 and find out

  2. מנוחה

    At the age of 17, an adult must be accompanied for a donation or is parental approval sufficient?
    And are there any special guidelines for the corona period?

    1. Blood donors organization

      Rest in peace, enough to arrive with the signed certificate. The guidelines for the corona period are to arrive with a face mask and nose and keep your distance.
      All donors are protected with masks and cloth suits.

  3. Vicky

    Hi, I wanted to know if it is possible to donate blood the day after drinking alcohol.

    1. Blood donors organization

      Vicki, if you are not drunk, healthy, ate and drank well before the donation, no problem. After the donation it is forbidden to drink for several hours.

  4. Itzhak

    Am I allowed to get a tattoo after donating blood thistles (on the same day)?

    1. Blood donors organization

      It is recommended to wait a day. There is no directive that is not but worth the wait. Just so you know, Isaac, you can not donate half a year later.

  5. poetry

    If I want to know my blood type but I can not donate because of the weight can I come just to check my blood type? If not how can I know him?

    1. Blood donors organization

      You can check with your family doctor about how to know your blood type.

  6. Yishai Whistles

    If I donated a full blood dose, how long can I donate blood components?

    1. Blood donors organization

      Hi Yishai, you are allowed after a month. Please also inquire at 03-5300400

  7. Coat

    I am 17 and have parental approval for blood donation.
    But may I be accompanied by another responsible adult?
    Such as: Grandparents, Uncle

  8. May Levy

    Hi, I wanted to know if there was any danger in going to the sea after donating blood.

    1. Blood donors organization

      Because blood donation causes fluid loss, we would not recommend going to the sea dimension immediately after donation, and in any case it is important to drink after donation and during the day as much water as possible. Of course without exaggeration.

  9. Eilat

    Hi I am 16 and I would very much like to donate blood can I do this with parental permission?

    1. Blood donors organization

      Hi Eilat, unfortunately only from the age of 17 with parental approval.

  10. my father

    BDS
    Hello, I wanted to ask about the process of making friends
    A: Does it involve a fee?
    B: Does anyone get friend approval etc.
    C: What are the duties and rights?
    D: Does it require anything?
    Thanks

    1. Blood donors organization

      Hello my father,
      There is no charge for joining.
      You get a membership certificate.
      About Joe D. happened here https://www.dam.org.il/signup/
      Thanks

  11. Zvi Yehuda Izbicki

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

  12. Michelle

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

    1. Blood donors organization

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

  13. Michael Buzaglo

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

    1. Blood donors organization

      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.

    2. poetry

      If I weigh less than 50 kg I can not donate blood?

      1. Blood donors organization

        Indeed, poetry, unfortunately you can not

  14. to her

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

    1. Blood donors organization

      Please call 03-5300400 in the morning and find out

      1. Sarit

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

        1. Blood donors organization

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

  15. poetry

    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?

    1. Blood donors organization

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

    2. Elad

      Where is my last donation date?

      1. Blood donors organization

        Elad, you can find out on 03-5300400.

  16. Zvika Passover

    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

    1. Blood donors organization

      Zvika hello, only your doctor can answer it

    2. to her

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

      1. Blood donors organization

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

    3. Haneenjbareen

      I'm getting rid of the filmmaker's emoticons.

      1. Blood donors organization

        Didn't understand your question, contributor two weeks?

  17. Doe

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

    1. Blood donors organization

      Ayala, Please Berry Phone: 03-5300400

  18. Talia

    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?

    1. Blood donors organization

      Regular blood tests do not lower or change values

  19. And monitoring

    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?

    1. Blood donors organization

      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.

  20. ישראל

    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

    1. Blood donors organization

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

  21. Esther

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

    1. Blood donors organization

      no prevention.

  22. Tamar Meir

    How long can I donate after taking Roaccutane?

    1. Blood donors organization

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

  23. spear

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

    1. Blood donors organization

      Shalom Hanit. 24 hours after treatment.

      1. Noa

        Is it permissible to donate blood while taking Roacuten?
        Thanks in advance

        1. Blood donors organization

          Noa, please call 03-5300400 in the morning to find out

  24. Lizzie

    What is parental approval?

    1. Blood donors organization

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

      1. Sterna

        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.

        1. Blood donors organization

          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.

  25. Aliza Sagiv

    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

    1. Blood donors organization

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

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