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My blood is like syrup

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"It isn't lying if you just omit the truth"
-Bill Clinton

It's just a game sir, you have to play it. You have never used anabolics in your life. You would never break the law, etc, etc.
And I'm good to go at the local blood drive in my town or should I travel to another town ?
 

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And I'm good to go at the local blood drive in my town or should I travel to another town ?
Yes sir ur fine.

No one cares tbh but they do test all blood so whatever you have been doing will be viewed by the lab. Not at the local level.
 

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Whole blood is the most flexible type of donation. It can be transfused in its original form, or used to help multiple people when separated into its specific components of red cells, plasma and platelets.

During a Power Red donation, you give a concentrated dose of red cells, the part of your blood used every day for those needing transfusions as part of their care. This type of donation uses an automated process that separates your red blood cells from the other blood components, and then safely and comfortably returns your plasma and platelets to you.
Who it helps: Red cells from a Power Red donation are typically given to trauma patients, newborns and emergency transfusions during birth, people with sickle cell anemia, and anyone suffering blood loss.





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The Red Cross tends to aim for 1 pint or less which is 473mL. They usually take 350-400

I use these 600mL bags and I always go for 2/3rd full. (400) You really don't wanna fill it all the way full. You also want to drink a ton of water the rest of the day and avoid alcohol, caffeine and exercise, including do not go to the gym. I nearly blew a vein in my arm from doing an arm workout an hour after donating so LOL, don't do it. Wasn't fun.

The thing that sucks is this brand is a 16-18gauge needle. It literally is a dart. I prefer a smaller gauge needle but those bags can be tricky to find for purchase.


Perfect Wes thank you brother, that’s everything I needed to know.
 

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The blood donation place I go to no longer checks your hematocrit to screen you for donations. Instead they only check your iron.

They started this a few months back.
 

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Whole blood is the most flexible type of donation. It can be transfused in its original form, or used to help multiple people when separated into its specific components of red cells, plasma and platelets.

During a Power Red donation, you give a concentrated dose of red cells, the part of your blood used every day for those needing transfusions as part of their care. This type of donation uses an automated process that separates your red blood cells from the other blood components, and then safely and comfortably returns your plasma and platelets to you.
Who it helps: Red cells from a Power Red donation are typically given to trauma patients, newborns and emergency transfusions during birth, people with sickle cell anemia, and anyone suffering blood loss.





SELF ADMINISTRATION

The Red Cross tends to aim for 1 pint or less which is 473mL. They usually take 350-400

I use these 600mL bags and I always go for 2/3rd full. (400) You really don't wanna fill it all the way full. You also want to drink a ton of water the rest of the day and avoid alcohol, caffeine and exercise, including do not go to the gym. I nearly blew a vein in my arm from doing an arm workout an hour after donating so LOL, don't do it. Wasn't fun.

The thing that sucks is this brand is a 16-18gauge needle. It literally is a dart. I prefer a smaller gauge needle but those bags can be tricky to find for purchase.


I always donate double reds, carter has h called me and told me my blood was used in the nicu and saved a babies life


I dk if they were telling me the truth or just tying to get me back in to donate again but I like to believe I helped a family and their lil guy or girl out especially since my youngest son spent 6 months in nicu he was born at 24 weeks and now he’s 10 and healthy as a young Bull :)
 

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The blood donation place I go to no longer checks your hematocrit to screen you for donations. Instead they only check your iron.
Do they still use that old, crude test of timing the drop of blood falling in a solution?
 

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I always donate double reds, carter has h called me and told me my blood was used in the nicu and saved a babies life


I dk if they were telling me the truth or just tying to get me back in to donate again but I like to believe I helped a family and their lil guy or girl out especially since my youngest son spent 6 months in nicu he was born at 24 weeks and now he’s 10 and healthy as a young Bull :)
It feels good to help. One Blood only tests for Iron count before donating; or, at least, that is what they did for me 2 weeks ago and I donate whole blood 4 times a year. You set up your own donor portal to track your bp levels, heart rate, cholesterol and iron every visit. You also get notified when your blood is on the way to a particular hospital for a particular person who is a match and needs it. I love it.

I don't know what the iron count cut-off is for One Blood, but before before you are allowed to donate they put this device around your thumb that calculates iron levels.
 

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Do they still use that old, crude test of timing the drop of blood falling in a solution?
Nah, they did a finger prick then put a test strip in a machine like a glucometer.
 

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It feels good to help. One Blood only tests for Iron count before donating; or, at least, that is what they did for me 2 weeks ago and I donate whole blood 4 times a year. You set up your own donor portal to track your bp levels, heart rate, cholesterol and iron every visit. You also get notified when your blood is on the way to a particular hospital for a particular person who is a match and needs it. I love it.

I don't know what the iron count cut-off is for One Blood, but before before you are allowed to donate they put this device around your thumb that calculates iron levels.
This is what my place does now as well.
 

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whats your actual BP?
just curious.
 

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Get Shredded!
Yes sir ur fine.

No one cares tbh but they do test all blood so whatever you have been doing will be viewed by the lab. Not at the local level.
Thanks bro for the reassurance I've never donated before until yesterday and what a huge weight off my shoulders 💪 and I feel great 👍
 

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This thread reminds me that I make 8 week's and It's time to donate this week already. Time Flys.
 

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Matcha powder & pure Cherry juice. It will clean you right up.
 
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