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Author Topic:   What happens to you if you donate blood every other week?
Lammy
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Message 1 of 8 (846033)
12-27-2018 10:31 AM


I know the limit is once every 8 weeks or so. Just theoretically speaking. Suppose you donate every other week or every week. I think they take a pint out of you each time. In order to counteract the low hemoglobin count as a result of this, you take iron supplement.

What happens to your body then?


If you say the word "gullible" slowly, it sounds like oranges. Go ahead and try it.

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Thugpreacha
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Message 2 of 8 (846036)
12-27-2018 10:44 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Lammy
12-27-2018 10:31 AM


Its The Blood.
I asked Google. I found two answers at Quora that seemed logical. Of course, I'm sure that a man of your intelligence likely did the same thing or you already knew the answer. Tsk, Tsk, Lammy.

You may have been inspired to ask this hypothetical in response to ICANT and Tangle discussing the ancient knowledge of "life in the blood". Moses never had google, however.

Quora..two answers by readers writes:


1)If you donate a pint of whole blood twice a month your body will not be able to replace the red blood cells, you will turn anemic, become very, very tired all the time, probably pass out from lack of oxygen since that’s what red blood cells do, possibly die if you are not treated, end up in the hospital getting somebody else’s blood. Stick to once every two months, better for everyone.~a registerd nurse
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2) Under certain circumstances you can donate blood far more often than normal regulations allow. I was diagnosed with hemocromatosis and was prescribed to donate blood once every 2 weeks for 3 months to lower the iron levels in my blood.

The experience wasn’t great honestly. With each phlebotomy, I felt more and more tired and by the 6th donation I was having headaches and my stamina during exercise went to absolute crap because of the reduction in my red blood cell count.

It was successful in reducing my iron levels though and now I’m on a normal blood donation schedule of every 3 months to keep my iron level low. Donating twice a month is a very unpleasant experience and I fully understand why they won’t let you do it unless directed to do so by a doctor.-anonymous

Does that satisfy your curiosity?(Either about the question itself or about EvC response)


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Lammy
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Message 3 of 8 (846044)
12-27-2018 11:06 AM
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12-27-2018 10:44 AM


Re: Its The Blood.
No.

I knew about the hemoglobin level dropping, which is why I preemptively said assuming I take iron supplement to keep y iron level steady. Beyond blood iron level, or hemoglobin, are there other health effects?

OK, I'll be honest. I've been experimenting with this. Been donating every 2 weeks. Still go to the gym 5-6 times a week. Still benching 120-130% of my body weight. Still running several miles at a time. Don't feel tired during the day at all. Every time I donate, hemoglobin level still holding steady at 13.4 or so. 13 is the minimum allowed. I just went to a check-up and everything is normal.

So, after donating every 2 weeks for 5 months, I'm not feeling any side effect. Since this forum has no shortage of academics, I'm wondering what health problems I'm suppose to encounter with my experiment?

And no, I'm not telling my doctors. This is so far strictly for my curiosity.


If you say the word "gullible" slowly, it sounds like oranges. Go ahead and try it.

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Thugpreacha
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Message 4 of 8 (846053)
12-27-2018 11:45 AM
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12-27-2018 11:06 AM


Re: Its The Blood.
Thanks for being honest! You have been a longtime member here...and I'm glad to talk with you. So a question. Why specifically are you donating so often? Do you need the money? I would be cautious at making myself a lab rat simply out of curiosity. You seem intelligent, however..and are taking care of your body. Just be careful.

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity.
In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.
~Stile


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Lammy
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Message 5 of 8 (846057)
12-27-2018 11:59 AM
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12-27-2018 11:45 AM


Re: Its The Blood.
Not getting paid to donate.

About experimenting with this, the reason behind it is a long story. I'll talk about it when I'm in front of a computer and not just typing with my phone.


If you say the word "gullible" slowly, it sounds like oranges. Go ahead and try it.

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Thugpreacha
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Message 6 of 8 (846064)
12-27-2018 1:13 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Lammy
12-27-2018 11:59 AM


Re: Its The Blood.
whats your diet?

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity.
In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.
~Stile


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Lammy
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Message 7 of 8 (846067)
12-27-2018 1:18 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Thugpreacha
12-27-2018 1:13 PM


Re: Its The Blood.
My husband and I are health freaks. He cooks the best healthy meals. For example, we had spaghetti last night using spaghetti squash as spaghetti. Tomato sauce with turkey meat.

If you say the word "gullible" slowly, it sounds like oranges. Go ahead and try it.

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frako
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Message 8 of 8 (846081)
12-28-2018 1:19 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Lammy
12-27-2018 10:31 AM


We have a record holder for giving blood in my country, if i recall correctly at one point he became sick and couldn't give blood, and his blood pressure spiked, the prevailing theory was that his body is so used to giving blood it made a bit too much, after they took some blood his blood pressure came back down.

Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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