Why can’t pregnant women donate blood
Although no problems have been reported, the safety of donating blood during and shortly after pregnancy has not been fully MORE? [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/why-can%27t-pregnant-women-donate-blood ]
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- Can pregnant women donate blood?
- Pregnant women are not allowed to donate blood. Women must wait until 6 weeks after the baby is born to donate again. No problems have been reported with it, but it is an unnecessary risk and the Red Cross does not allow it.
- Is it possible to donate the blood for a 2 month pregnant woman??
- No, it is not at all advisable to donate blood if you are two month pregnant. Do take care of your health during pregnancy.
- What is normal Blood Pressure for pregnant women?
- Low blood pressure is common during pregnancy and can cause fainting, dizziness and other unpleasant things. Your blood pressure before pregnancy was about normal i think and your blood pressure now is low. If they havent mentioned it to yo…
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- Can your blood type change? Either mine has or something fishy is going on!?
- Q: When my mother was pregnant with me (I was her first child) she had to take medications (I’m thinking RhoGAM — she doesn’t remember the name) because the two of us had incompatible blood types. She’s an A-; she maintains that I am an A+, which is why she had to have the shots. Unless there’s another explanation for her getting them I’d be glad to hear it.Anyway, my curiosity and alarm has risen because I have found that I am NOT an A+. In fact, according to the Red Cross (which I donated at five times in 2009; I’m starting my 2010 donations tomorrow) I am an O-. You can only imagine my puzzlement and the startled, “WTF?” that that got from Mom (I don’t know my biological father, so I can’t give his side of the “blood tree” for help with solving this conundrum).Weird much?There’s no way that I am NOT my mother’s child. People confuse us for sisters because we are so alike in appearance and temperament. But the fact remains that I’m an O- and she’s an A-. Unless the Red Cross has made the same mistake five times.Highlights:-Mother (A-) had to take an Rh inhibitor taken by pregnant women whose babies have a different blood type than them.-American Red Cross assures me (after several instances of donation) that I am indeed an O-.-Mother would have no need of taking an Rh inhibitor for a child that was O-; O- blood is compatible with other blood types.Did I miss anything? I don’t mean to sound like an idiot, but I’ve been scratching my head over this for about a year now.
- A: Um, I think they just give the woman the shot if she’s negative without testing the fetal blood. I’m a nurse, but not an OB nurse and I’m A+, so I myself have never had the shots. I think they just give the mom the shot without ever testing the infant (because the first shot is while you’re still in utero). So there’s the possibility that she’s just assuming you’re A+ and they never tested you at birth. Do you have a sister or brother? Is she confusing you with them? My mom does crazy things like this. She’ll remember weird stuff that isn’t true. No, your blood type can’t change. But I don’t think they would know your blood type, they would just give her the shot if she was negative, because the first one is while you’re still inside her, and they can’t test you without putting you at risk. She probably just assumed because of that.edit: this is from the rhogam website:When will I receive RhoGAM® Ultra-Filtered PLUS?An Rh-negative mother is most likely to be exposed to her baby’s blood during the last three months of pregnancy and at delivery. Therefore, your doctor will likely prescribe at least one dose of RhoGAM® Ultra-Filtered PLUS at around 28 weeks of pregnancy, and a second dose will be given for added protection within 72 hours after delivery if the baby is found to be Rh-positive. You should also receive RhoGAM® Brand after abdominal trauma or immediately after an invasive procedure is performed (such as amniocentesis) and then every 12 weeks thereafter.So she got the shot, not because you were incompatible, but solely because she was negative on the chance that you were positive. They wouldn’t have known your blood type before you were born, when she got the first shot. The shot ended up being unnecessary, but they had no way of knowing. She’s probably just fuzzy on the details and didn’t really understand.
- Does anyone else feel discriminated against and stereotyped by the red cross?
- Q: The red cross won’t take my blood because I’ve had sex with another man (my boyfriend). They feel there is risk of aids or something.They think that all gays/bis have HIV, that’s stupid. That’s claiming women can’t donate because they may potentially be pregnant. Or black people because they could potentially have sickle-cell.If all the blood gets screened and tested than why not let us donate?
- A: They won’t take my blood because I also have an auto-immune disorder. I don’t have HIV/AIDS but I have rheumatoid arthritis and lupus which are also on the non-accepted list. Neither one are contagious but they say “We don’t want to give you a flare” when I’ve donated quite comfortably before.Maybe I should get a nice bell and ring it outside the donation centre and start saying “leper, unclean”.I fully agree. Blood is screened and tested. let us all donate. If I’m willing to take the risk of getting a flare (which is painful I agree, but I’m willing to do it) it’s my choice….hmmm…. choice…this opens another kettle of fish…..maybe they’re all right-wing republicans (gods, I could rant all day!!!)