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Why You Can't Donate Blood If You Have A Tattoo

Are you wondering why you can't donate blood if you have have a tattoo? This article is for you. Many countries prohibits blood donation for people with tattoos that are less than one year old.

Many hospitals restricts people with tattoos to donate blood because of the risk of infections transmitted to them during the tattooing process.

Hospitals recommend one year waiting period before you can donate blood because of risk of hepatitis among other infections.

Some People may not donate blood because, they're afraid of the process, they may have underlying infections, they may be anaemic, they may be under weight, under medications, on drugs, have hepatitis or are pregnant.

Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver. Hepatitis B and C are highly transmissible to other people and can be very deadly. The contraction can occur if you come into contact with blood of an infected person. This may occur during blood transfusion.

Others conditions that may make you ineligible to donate blood include HIV, Ebola Virus, Hemophilia, sickle cell diseases, jaundice,on diabetes medication cancer and hypertension.

You're eligible to donate blood if you're not pregnant, you are not anaemic, you don't have genetics diseases, you've not gotten any tattoo in the past one year, you're at least 55 kilograms and you're more than 16 years of age.

Before donating blood avoid being stressed, eat a heavy meal rich in iron, drink enough water, and do not be under any medication two days before donation. After donating blood avoid alcoholic beverages, rough exercises or work and drink enough fluids for 24.

Content created and supplied by: Tonie_art (via Opera News )

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