Currently, there is no cure for hemorrhaging disorders. However, they are both treatable and manageable. Treatment consists of replacement therapy, which can be done conveniently at home, or in a doctor's office. Replacement therapy is preventive, stopping bleeding problems before they start. Regular therapy can make life with a hemorrhaging disorder more comfortable.
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How is hemolytic-uremic syndrome diagnosed?
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) can be diagnosed by blood tests and by testing your urine for blood and protein. During a blood test, blood is drawn so cells may be examined for damage. Testing the blood is also done to check for an increase in the amount of white blood cells (the cells used to fight infection) and a decrease in the red blood cells or platelets (the cells that become damaged).
You may be asked to provide a sample of your urine so they can test it for blood and protein. Blood and protein in the urine both signify a problem with your kidneys.
What medications prevent people from donating blood?
American Red Cross answered
In almost all cases, medications will not disqualify you as a blood donor. Your eligibility will be based on the reason that the medication was prescribed. As long as the condition is under control and you are healthy, blood donation is usually permitted. Over-the-counter oral homeopathic medications, herbal remedies, and nutritional supplements are usually acceptable. There are a handful of drugs that are of special significance in blood donation. Persons on these drugs have waiting periods following their last dose before they can donate blood:
- Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis or Sotret (isoretinoin), Proscar (finasteride), and Propecia (finasteride) - wait 1 month from the last dose.
- Avodart (dutasteride) - wait 6 months from the last dose.
- Aspirin, no waiting period for donating whole blood. However, you must wait 48 hours after taking aspirin or any medication containing aspirin before donating platelets by apheresis.
- Feldene (piroxicam), no waiting period for donating whole blood. However, you must wait 48 hours after taking Feldene (piroxicam) before donating platelets by apheresis.
- Clopidogrel - wait 14 days after taking this medication before donating platelets by apheresis.
- Coumadin (warfarin), heparin or other prescription blood thinners – you should not donate since your blood will not clot normally. If your doctor discontinues your treatment with blood thinners, wait 7 days before returning to donate.
- Hepatitis B Immune Globulin - given for exposure to hepatitis, wait 12 months after exposure to hepatitis.
- Human pituitary-derived growth hormone at any time - you are not eligible to donate blood.
- Plavix - wait 14 days after taking this medication before donating platelets by apheresis.
- Soriatane (acitretin) - wait 3 years.
-Tegison (etretinate) at any time - you are not eligible to donate blood.
- Ticlid - wait 14 days after taking this medication before donating platelets by apheresis.
- Ticlopidine - wait 14 days after taking this medication before donating platelets by apheresis.
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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