Any questions

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:g
  1. J Gillon, consultant physician
  1. Edinburgh and South East Scotland Blood Transfusion Service

    What is the maximum frequency of blood donation and how has it been decided on? Is there any scientific evidence behind prohibiting activities such as swimming in the day or two following blood donation? On a recent visit to the local blood donor centre I was told not to take off the plaster occluding my venepuncture site for 24 hours “to prevent infection.” Is there any evidence for this?

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