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Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone regularly gives blood after surgery?

I did it regularly pre op but haven't been game too after yet.

Anyone have any issues with fainting or nausea after?

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I tried after surgery but my ferritin levels fell to almost nothing. My doctor said there was almost no way I could donate regularly without becoming anemic. When I did donate, I didn't have any nausea or dizziness.

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I would say Wait a few years get your body balanced out with all you Vitamins and Minerals - I did give last week in a covid Anti Body thing was fine, but Got really Tired quickly

One thing for sure its easier to find the veins now that they are not swallowed in FAT

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Agree with both above! As Mr Alley Gator indicated, big blood drive here in FL. A few weeks ago I asked surgeon if okay for me to donate, now 8 months out. He replied my bloodwork was strong so should be fine. Soul searching told me I’d be wiped out for way too long...much as I want to donate, just not ready yet.

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Some people are advised not to - but I know some who of done it. As the above posters said, it depends on your ferritin levels. It's hard to get those back up if they fall too low. I haven't given blood since my surgery since I'm a little afraid of that (i.e., ferritin depletion - not giving blood per se!)

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Thanks all. I'll wait for a while and see how it goes :)

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