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Blood donation, that is, voluntary blood donation for those who need it, is a noble cause. After all, your blood can save a person’s life. But often people are afraid to donate blood: they are afraid that it is unhealthy, that it hurts, that they can become infected, etc. Let us try to answer the most common questions regarding blood donation.
Can all be donors?
No, not all. A person can become a blood donor:
at the age of 18 to 60 years;
weighing at least 50 kg;
a citizen of the Russian Federation or living in Russia for at least a year on legal grounds;
not having medical contraindications to donation. Continue reading
What is anemia?
Anemia, or colloquially anemia, is a pathological condition characterized by a decrease in hemoglobin in the blood.
Anemia itself is not a disease, but a consequence of certain diseases and conditions of the body. In medicine, it is defined as a syndrome (a set of symptoms).
The causes of anemia are different, as are the mechanisms of its formation. But with all types of anemia, the amount of hemoglobin is below normal, so anemia is established by a blood test.
Anemia is classified for the reasons that caused them. Continue reading
Anemia is a collective name. A number of pathological conditions are hidden under it, common in which there will be a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. The causes and mechanisms of anemia are diverse.
Anemia can be detected by a blood test, and the type of anemia is determined by it.
There are also a number of external signs by which anemia can be suspected. Some of them are common, characteristic of all types of anemia. The other part will indicate a certain type of pathology. Continue reading