Fainting during plasma donation

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Avatar_n_tn Donating plasma is a very safe procedure with minimal or no side effects.The body replaces the plasma removed during the donation process quickly. Current FDA Regulations state that the maximum frequency of donation is once in two days, and no more than two times in a seven day period. Possible side effects that can occur during donation include dizziness, fainting, nausea, convulsions, and shock. At the site of the needle stick, there may be blood leakage around the vein or bruising.
Avatar_n_tn Current FDA Regulations state that the maximum frequency of donation is once in two days, and no more than two times in a seven day period. Possible side effects that can occur during donation include dizziness, fainting, nausea, convulsions, and shock. Drinking caffeine-free and non-alcoholic liquid and eating the equivalent of a regular meal within three/four hours of donation should help minimize the possibility of dizziness or fainting due to a lowering of circulating blood volume.
1222076_tn?1423031349 First off about the plasma donation. I worked at the blood bank over the summer and I would watch over the people after the donated blood/platelets/plasma. You'd be surprised at how many people have funny reactions to it. People are passing out, having trouble breathing, sweating, getting dizzy, and just overall not feeling well. Personally, I don't think you donating plasma has anything to do with your continuing problems. Secondly, seeing a gastroenterologist is a good idea.