Potential Side Effects Of Donating Plasma

Bruising And Other Discomfort

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Among the more common side effects following a donation of plasma include bruising and other discomforts, which typically occur whenever a needle enters the skin. In most cases, symptoms of bruising and discomfort after donating plasma should be mild and typically dissipate in a day or so. If the bruising or pain is severe or doesn’t go away after a couple of weeks, patients will likely want to see a doctor to make sure everything’s normal. The type of discomfort experienced depends on what’s going on. While the needle is being sent through the skin, the pain will present itself as a slight pinch. When blood is being taken from the vein, individuals often experience a pulling sensation that will go away immediately after the needle has been removed. Small amounts of blood will always leak when blood is taken from a vein, which is what causes the swelling. The bruising should dissipate entirely in a matter of days or a couple of weeks.

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