Can I donate platelets if I take aspirin?

Remember to increase your intake of fluids, calcium, and iron at least two days before your platelet donation appointment – this will help prevent negative donation reactions. You CANNOT take aspirin for 48 hours before you donate platelets, because aspirin reduces the potency and performance of your platelets.

Can I take aspirin if I donate plasma?

If you plan to donate platelets, you need to have stopped using aspirin or any aspirin-containing medicine 48 hours before your appointment. If you’re taking antibiotics, you must complete the course before donating. For more information about other medications, contact the Blood Donor Program.

Why can’t you donate plasma after taking aspirin?

That means blood can flow more freely after aspirin exposure, and that is bad news for patients in hospitals, some of whom desperately need platelets that can clot. It only takes a few days for the platelets of blood donors to return to normal, and donations can resume about 48 hours after the ingestion of aspirin.

Does aspirin affect blood donation?

Aspirin and Ibuprofen will not affect a whole blood donation. Apheresis platelet donors, however, must not take aspirin or aspirin products 36 hours prior to donation.

What happens if I take aspirin before donating plasma?

Aspirin reduces the potency and performance of your platelets, so avoid taking aspirin for 48 hours before your platelet donation.

Can I donate platelets after taking ibuprofen?

It is fine to donate having taken most over-the-counter painkillers, including paracetamol and ibuprofen. Ibuprofen, however, is an anti-inflammatory medication, which affect your platelets and can make them unsuitable for patients.

Can I take Tylenol before donating platelets?

Do not take aspirin or products containing aspirin for at least 72 hours before your appointment. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen) are acceptable.

What medications prevent you from donating platelets?

4) Antiplatelet medications Antiplatelet medications like aspirin, Plavix, Ticlid, Effient, and Brilinta don’t affect waiting periods for donating blood. But they do affect platelet donation. You must wait at least 2 days after taking aspirin to donate platelets.

How soon after donating blood can I take aspirin?

Aspirin, no waiting period for donating whole blood. However, you must wait 2 full days after taking aspirin or any medication containing aspirin before donating platelets by apheresis. For example, if you take aspirin products on Monday, the soonest you may donate platelets is Thursday.

Why can’t you take aspirin before donating blood?

Take aspirin (if you’re donating platelets). Aspirin reduces the potency and performance of your platelets, so avoid taking aspirin for 48 hours before your platelet donation.

What pain reliever can I take before donating platelets?

Aspirin: You cannot donate platelets if you have taken aspirin in the last 48 hours. Nonaspirin: You can donate platelets if you have taken ibuprofen or other nonaspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).

Can I donate blood if I am on blood thinners?

5) Blood thinners If you are taking Arixtra, Coumadin, or heparin, you cannot donate since they will cause blood to clot abnormally. You can only donate blood 7 days after you discontinue these medications.