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    What type of blood donation should I do?

    Last time I just donated whole blood.

    The options are:
    1. Whole blood
    2. Double red
    3. Trima double red
    4. Plasma
    5. Platelets


    If you have a suggestion, please explain why. Thanks.

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    If your blood values...Hct, Hgb, TIBC, ferritin, , platelet count etc. are @ the mid to upper limits of the reference ranges, I would call the blood bank and see what they needed the most.

    As far as why I say that, I think my post is self explanatory.

    Edit: Let them know your blood type; they may be running low on a certain type and would want you to donate whole or possibly double red.
    The hospitals almost always welcome platelet donors.

    Again, all of this is based on the assumption that you are upper to mid range on your CBC and iron panels ( you should be pulling iron panels a couple of times/year in addition to normal labs anyway, IMO).
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    Whole only

    Unless you want your shit fucked with, separated then injected back in


    Whole - drop & go
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    Yeah I’m a B+ blood type and on the website they said they are looking for whole blood since I represent only 8% of the population.

    I also don’t want them taking stuff out and putting stuff back in...

    My RBC, hemoglobin, hematocrit are all in the normal range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by < <Samson> > View Post
    Whole only

    Unless you want your shit fucked with, separated then injected back in


    Whole - drop & go
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    Double red

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    Whole. With high hemotocrit which can be very dangerous whole is best. I donate every 8 weeks at the blood center and in between that self blood let when needed (naturally high hemotocrit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle1337 View Post
    Whole. With high hemotocrit which can be very dangerous whole is best. I donate every 8 weeks at the blood center and in between that self blood let when needed (naturally high hemotocrit).
    If you have high hemocrit, wouldn't getting 2x the amount of red blood cells out of you be more beneficial to your health by giving power red?

    Please enlighten me Kyle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    If you have high hemocrit, wouldn't getting 2x the amount of red blood cells out of you be more beneficial to your health by giving power red?

    Please enlighten me Kyle
    My donation center told me that double red extracts red cells from the plasma and gives the plasma back to you. High hemotocrit is calculated off a total volume which includes plasma. Therefore, they suggested to be whole blood is better because it removes all plasma and whatever else is in the blood instead of separating and then giving it back to you.

    Also every 8 weeks I get a small gift for donating, so more gifts I suppose. Plus cookies

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    Any issues with your iron levels? mcv,mch, levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle1337 View Post
    My donation center told me that double red extracts red cells from the plasma and gives the plasma back to you. High hemotocrit is calculated off a total volume which includes plasma. Therefore, they suggested to be whole blood is better because it removes all plasma and whatever else is in the blood instead of separating and then giving it back to you.

    Also every 8 weeks I get a small gift for donating, so more gifts I suppose. Plus cookies
    Well I would imagine sending back blank plasma with no RBC's, would further thin the blood and lower hemocrit even lower

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    My RBC was 57. I went to donate and the blood bank turned me down because it was too high.. they only accept blood up to 55 . My Dr wrote a script for 1 unit 1once a month although she said I don't have to go every month she also told me 1 unit of blood will lower your RBC 3 to 5 when you give

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3xwinner View Post
    My RBC was 57. I went to donate and the blood bank turned me down because it was too high.. they only accept blood up to 55 . My Dr wrote a script for 1 unit 1once a month although she said I don't have to go every month she also told me 1 unit of blood will lower your RBC 3 to 5 when you give

    What's your age


    That seems quite high

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    I'm hematocrit high so I donate whole blood and then drink a lot of water.

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