Can I Donate Blood While Taking Medication?
I am currently taking cholesterol and stomach medication, am I allowed to donate blood?
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Blood donation is a voluntary procedure that can save the lives of others. Fund donors are relatively safe because the tools used are sterile and single-use for each donor. If you are generally healthy, your body will replace the fluids it draws when you donate blood within 24 hours and replace the red blood cells it takes within a few weeks. You can donate blood if you are 17-60 years old, weigh 45 kg or more, body temperature between 36.6 to 37.7 ° C, normal blood pressure, normal pulse rhythm, and not anemia. The blood of people with high cholesterol is not as good as people with normal cholesterol levels, but people with high cholesterol are still allowed to donate blood as long as these conditions are met. You can donate blood at most every 3 months. Neither the consumption of cholesterol drugs nor stomach medications do not affect blood donations. Make sure you consume both on the doctor's advice and don't forget to visit the doctor according to schedule. You need to get enough sleep and eat well-nourished foods before donating blood. Drink more from before donating blood to 2 days after donating blood. Avoid doing strenuous physical activity after donating blood. If there is a bruise on the skin around the puncture wound, apply a cold compress to the area. If there is bleeding that is difficult to stop at the puncture site, come immediately to the emergency room at the nearest hospital.
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