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    hematocrit

    If your hematocrit is a little high can you still give blood at blood bank? 52.6% range 37-51

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    Depends on the bank. Call them or check their website to see their limitations. 52.6 is probably borderline. Where I used to go, you'd be rejected. Even though that is not dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Depends on the bank. Call them or check their website to see their limitations. 52.6 is probably borderline. Where I used to go, you'd be rejected. Even though that is not dangerous.
    Could being dehydrated help cause this? And if so can I do anything to help lower before try and donate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2iron View Post
    Could being dehydrated help cause this? And if so can I do anything to help lower before try and donate?
    Well hydration definitely helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    Well hydration definitely helps
    It was difficult last couple weeks have been over a 100 and humid work outdoor too. 7am to 5pm.

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    Yes. Hydration levels can fluctuate your HCT quickly.
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    Im checking out my blood donation centers and there is nothing about high hematocrit levels. Just low.

    Do they test your blood before the draw? From what im reading it sounds like they take some samples for testing after drawing the pint.

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    Yes. They prick your finger and test it on site. Call them. and yes, blood is not transferred to another person without being inspected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Yes. They prick your finger and test it on site. Call them. and yes, blood is not transferred to another person without being inspected.
    I called they wouldnt say yes or no without answering a series of questions as well. said to just come in and prick my finger. They guy kept talking about hemoglobin. Which that is in reange for me at 17.1
    out of range is 17.7

    Is it bad to be denied? Should just slam water and roll the dice.

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