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How Much Do You Know About Blood Donations?

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  1. How often can I give blood?

    Donations of whole blood (56 days) and double red cell donations (112 days)
    Donations of whole blood (48 days) and double red cell donations (100 days)
    Donations of whole blood (42 days) and double red cell donations (112 days)
  2. How much blood is collected?

    Approximately 1000 milliliters or <10% of adult total blood volume
    Approximately 450 milliliters or <10% of adult total blood volume
    Approximately 250 milliliters or <10% of adult total blood volume
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The average adult is 4.5-5 liters of blood!

  3. What are some side effects from blood donation?

    Bruising, pain at needle injection site
    Lightheadedness, dizziness, upset stomach
    Most people feel fine but all of the above may occur depending on the person
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Make sure to hydrate and eat a snack after!

  4. Who can donate blood?

    >16 years of age, at least 80 lbs, good general health
    >17 years of age, at least 100 lbs, good general health, travel restrictions based on country
    >18 years of age, at least 110 lbs, good general health, travel restrictions based on country
  5. Can I still donate blood if I feel sick?

    Never donate blood if you are sick.
    As long as you don't have a fever, still feel generally healthy, and have no problems with breathing.
    Yes, you can donate regardless of how sick you are.

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