Elizabeth F Connelly, DO
Location and Office HoursMaine Center For Cancer Medicine
81 Medical Ctr
Brunswick, ME 04011
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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- Goodall Hospital
- Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Campus
- Mercy Hospital
- Mercy Hospital
- MidCoast Hospital
- Parkview Adventist Medical Center
- Southern Maine Medical Center
How does blood help fight infection?
Anthony Komaroff, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredBlood participates in innate immunity. Proteins known as complement proteins circulate in the blood, coating invading bugs and punching holes in them, which speedily destroys them. Small fragments of complement proteins also adhere to the pathogen surface, flagging them for destruction by phagocytes.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Can I donate blood if I have an STD?
American Red Cross answered
You must wait 12 months after treatment for syphilis or gonorrhea before you are eligible to donate blood.
You may donate blood if you have chlamydia, venereal warts (human papilloma virus), or genital herpes and you are feeling healthy and well and meet all other eligibility requirements.
Guidelines on eligibility to give blood change from time to time. The most up-to-date eligibility information can be obtained by contacting the American Red Cross blood center nearest you.
Who is most at risk for a hemorrhaging disorder?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Hemorrhaging disorders are most often inherited. Males are more at risk for inheriting these disorders, though females do rarely inherit them. Race and ethnicity don't seem to be a factor in whether or not someone inherits a hemorrhaging disorder.
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