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How Much Do You Know About Blood Donations?

Test your knowledge and encourage others to donate!

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  1. How often can I give blood?

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

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

    The average adult is 4.5-5 liters of blood!

  3. What are some side effects from blood donation?

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

    Make sure to hydrate and eat a snack after!

  4. Who can donate blood?

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    >16 years of age, at least 80 lbs, good general health
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    >17 years of age, at least 100 lbs, good general health, travel restrictions based on country
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    >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?

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