Giving Blood

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  1. lawrencel715

    lawrencel715 New Member

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    Does donating blood affect gains? Let's say I donate blood on a resting day. Am I good to go on the next day workout?
     
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    yes. you'll be fine.
     
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    as long as your arm doesn't bruise from the donation you'll be fine. I have a condition called hemochromatosis which needs me to have blood drawn every month or so - and i'm usually good to go the next day unless the nurse fucks up the needle and i end up with some bruising, in which case I give it a few more days
     
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    i dont recommend it. I lost a shitload of strength after giving blood.
     
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    Just don't go for 24h, until the vein heals. I went once the afternoon after I donated and I had a bruise because the vein opened because of the higher blood pressure. It hurt for a couple of days, it was annoying as hell.
     
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    Everything that's been already said + drink some OJ.
     
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    alright thanks guys. i do a 3 day (sometimes 4 if i'm not lazy) all-body workout routine. i'll try to remember to do it on the first day of a 2 day rest period. that should give ample time.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    last time i gave blood the little fucker who recieved it killed 17 people
     
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    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    Last time I gave blood, I felt WAY better afterwards. Too much blood ftl.
     
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    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    then why do atheletes freeze their own blood then reinject it before big events? more blood is supposed to be a good thing I thought :dunno:
     
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    I think it has to do with red blood cells count. Oxygen needs to stick to them (oxyhemoglobin is one kind of red blood cell) to be able to go through the blood to the cells, it can be there by itself. Same thing goes for carbon dioxide which needs to be evacuated and also with fat. Fat can't go in the blood alone or it would stick to the top like in soups, it needs to be attached to a protein called apolipoprotein (the complex made by the protein and fat is called lipoprotein). It might sound familiar since they are mesured to assess CVD risk (HDL and LDL mean high or low-density lipoprotein).

    That's about it for the short biology course :eek3:
     
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    I have to give blood regularly to keep ferratin levels under control.
    Heriditary thing from my mum's side.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    its good to give blood. working out a day later to help save a life is a good thing in my book.
     
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    that's pretty much the premise of my condition - except mine involves flushing out blood to lower iron levels that accumulate at a very high rate
     
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    More red blood cells=more oxygen absorption.
     
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    for lifting? probably not.

    i know many distance runners who refuse to give blood in season because of decreased performance. new red blood cells aren't as efficient at carrying oxygen as are older "trained" cells for lack of a better word. i didn't quite pay attention to their reasoning. only that they didn't donate in season.


    i donate as often as possible. saving a life is worth it.
     
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    I donate every time I am eligable.. never hindered my gains as long as I gave myself ample time to recover (1 day).
     
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    I'm not giving up any of the (anadrol, Haloteston, sustanon, t-400, deca) that's in my blood!!!
     
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    I would like to hear this story!!
     
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    no shit, post up
     
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    Usually it's reccommended that you dont do any heavy lifting after giving blood.. especially if the area bruises at all. You could end up with a massive haematoma at the site where they take the blood. One or two days off from the gym won't hurt anyway.. maybe use it as a little recovery session and then go back to your next workout with more intensity than ever!

    That said, I know plenty of people who give blood and lift the next day and they're always fine. All i'm saying is that generally it's not reccommended.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    :rofl: ooops, should have said kidding...lol
     
  23. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I've always wanted to give blood, but never have. My next door neighbor is the head honcho for the blood drives down here and she said because I can't stop getting tattoos I can't give any blood. :(

    Oh, and my dad has to get his blood drained once a month too, Timber. I forget was disease he has, but if he misses his treatments he gets super red. It's weird.
     
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