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.
Mary Reed, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursVia Christi Cancer Center
1102 E Centennial
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Can I donate blood if I am on hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
American Red Cross answeredWomen on hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms and prevention of osteoporosis are eligible to donate blood.
What is the risk of an AVM in the brain rupturing?
If an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the brain is small and on the surface and there’s been no hemorrhage, the risk of having a hemorrhage is about 1% per year or possibly even lower than that. Over a relatively short- and mid-term length of 5 to 10 years, the risk of rupture from the AVM is relatively small, and in some cases, doctors recommend not to treat the AVM at all. AVMs that are located deep in the brain or in the cerebellum (the posterior part of the brain) may have a higher risk of future hemorrhage. For that reason, those AVMs might be recommended for preventive (prophylactic) treatment and obliteration of the AVM so that a hemorrhage is avoided.
What do I need to know about caring for someone with hypocalcemia?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
If you are caring for someone with hypocalcemia, make sure they receive treatment. Oral calcium supplements are usually sufficient to treat hypocalcemia. If your loved one's hypocalcemia is the result of an underlying medical condition, make sure they receive treatment for that condition and give them any assistance they might need in managing it on a daily basis.
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