Can You Donate Blood When You Have A Sore Throat?
morning, so a few days ago I did consume cold drinks so now my throat hurts, but not to the point of having a cold and stuffing my nose. Is this condition allowed to donate blood? thank you for the reply
Blood donation is a very noble activity because it can help others in need. To be able to donate blood, a donor must first meet several requirements, such as:
Age 17-70 years Minimum body weight 45 kg Normal blood pressure Normal pulse frequency Normal hemoglobin level Healthy body There are several conditions that prevent blood donation, namely having high blood pressure, infectious diseases such as HIV, syphilis and hepatitis, diabetes, cancer , heart and lung disease, epilepsy, in the treatment of drug consumption, hemophilia, drug and alcohol consumption.
Back to your question, complaints of sore throat, if it is caused by strep throat, it is best to postpone blood donation for 1 week or after recovering from the inflammation. You should see a doctor so that you can be given the right treatment so that you can heal faster and you can donate blood afterwards.
For more details, you can ask directly to the doctor or medical staff on duty at PMI or the place to donate blood.
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Thank you and hope this helps,
dr. Devika Y