Hemorrhaging disorders may be serious without treatment. Having a hemorrhaging disorder means that your blood doesn't clot the way it should after an injury. When blood doesn't clot the way it should, bleeding can become excessive and lead to severe blood loss. Even a minor injury could bleed excessively.
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How do drugs treat chronic myeloproliferative disorders?
Drugs used to treat chronic myeloproliferative disorders vary, depending on which type is being treated and whether there are any related symptoms. Chemotherapy, for example, uses drugs to kill cancer cells in the bone marrow. Other drugs reduce the number of blood platelets and white cells in the body or treat anemia. Which drug your doctor prescribes depends on the types of symptoms you are experiencing.
Can I donate blood if I have hepatitis?
American Red Cross answered
If you have had hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) caused by a virus, or unexplained jaundice (yellow discoloration of the skin), since age 11, you are not eligible to donate blood. This includes those who have had hepatitis with Cytomegalovirus (CMV), or Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), the virus that causes Mononucleosis.
It is acceptable to donate blood if you have had jaundice or hepatitis caused by something other than a viral infection, for example: medications, Gilbert’s disease, bile duct obstruction, alcohol, gallstones or trauma to the liver.
If you have ever tested positive for hepatitis B or hepatitis C, at any age, you are not eligible to donate, even if you were never sick or jaundiced from the infection.
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.
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