Is It Safe to Drive After Giving Plasma?

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If you are considering donating plasma, we salute you. Plasma is not produced artificially, and it is vital when it comes to various surgical procedures. Plasma is needed in the form of donations from healthy people, and often, the demand is such that people are even paid for plasma donation. However, it is not without risks for driving.

  • Plasma donation can bruise your skin. The procedure involves inserting a needle, and if the technician doesn’t get it right on the first try, repeated attempts may be needed. Bruising can result, and although this is not a health risk, it can be painful, and the bruising can last for up to two weeks.

  • Some donors report nausea following plasma donation. This is because your body has lost quite a bit of plasma, in a relatively short time period. Again, there is no health risk, but you may feel sick.

  • Dizziness is also a common side effect of plasma donation. In rare cases, donors may become so weakened and dizzy that they faint.

  • Hunger pangs are also a common side effect. This is because your body is working hard to replace the plasma.

  • Donating plasma can be physically demanding, and you may feel very tired.

So, can you drive after donating plasma? We really don’t recommend it. Giving plasma can make you dizzy, light-headed, sore, and even nauseated. In short, it might not be smartest to get behind the wheel. While you did a wonderful thing donating plasma, you should look to wait for play it safe and wait until any and all symptoms have passed before you take the wheel, or arrange to have a friend or family member drive for you.


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