Q: I'm sick with the flu, and have a cough, fever, itching / burning eyes, breathing problems, lethargy - you name it, I got it. I feel like my eyes are burning ... like when you have a fever. Can I give plasma in this state?
Answer: Conjunctivitis: Patients with pink eye can make a deposit of
blood plasma, if it has been more than 3 months after the initial
you do donate plasma while sick with eye infection (or other
infection), you may experience abdominal pain, you may deplete your body's vitamin K and experience
increased bleeding in the donation site. You may also experience: cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, osteoporosis,
eye fatigue, respiratory problems, brittle bones and chronic kidney
Donating plasma when you are sick reduces the level of serum immunoglobulins, which may increase the risk of infection. Plasma may be have a green tint to it, in some cases, when a person has an infection (as it contains Pseudomonas, a type of bacteria).
Just inform nurses of their reactions so as to keep an eye on you.
Eye infection spread by Plasma donation
You can also infect other people with conjunctivits in your plasma. The infection is transmitted like the common cold through sneezing or coughing while not covering your mouth. Plasma
donation in unsanitary conditions can affect the health in various
ways which make the body weak and cause infectious diseases.
Blood collection after the operation custom greatly increases the risk of infectious diseases through cross-contamination.
Plasma is tested for infectious diseases
Samples of each donation are tested with the antibodies to make sure that none of the blood is infected with anything. When
you donate blood products, it is certified to be free from several
clinical conditions, including infectious agents, particularly HIV. Screening tests are also performed to check for infection of
the donor with Hepatitis B and C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1
and 2, human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) I and II and syphilis.
What is plasma used for?
helps in the clotting of blood and plasma collected commonly used in
people with liver disease, burns or severe bacterial infections in their
blood. Plasma helps blood to clot and blood plasma collected during
Plateletpheresis often are given to people with leukemia, the people of
chemotherapy and children with severe infections.
Widely used products in plasma include albumin, which is used for the treatment of the fluid in patients with burns or trauma; immunoglobulins, which are used in the treatment or prevention of infection and immune disorders; and clotting factors, which are used in the treatment of hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
Plasma derived protein replacement
therapy maintains adequate levels of antibodies and
prevents infections in patients with autoimmune deficiency.
Can I Donate Plasma on antibiotics?
If you have an infection and are treated with antibiotics, you may be
eligible to donate plasma after completion of antibiotic treatment, the
symptoms disappear and the patient feels well.
If you do not have an infection, but are treated with antibiotics
prophylactically (to prevent infection), you may be eligible to donate
plasma depending on the reason for receiving this type of treatment.