Complications from blood donation rare, but higher in teens

05/21/2008 | MSNBC

A recent study from the American Red Cross has found that although complications from donating blood do not happen often, teenagers are more prone to dizziness, falls and fainting than older donors. The most common problems in the study were lightheadedness, small bruises from needles and sweating, while more serious injuries were generally caused by fainting and included concussions and cuts.

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