Young blood donors at risk22nd May 2008
Researchers have found that rates of complication after giving blood are highest among the youngest donors.
The most common complications of presyncope and bruising were regarded as â€œmedically inconsequentialâ€? though there was evidence that a potentially more serious syncope-related injury could occur. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that complications occurred in 10.7% of donations given by 16-17-year-olds (17 is the age at which people can give blood in the UK) and 2.8% of those from adults aged at least 20.
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Title: Young blood donors at risk
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 6872
Date Added: 22nd May 2008