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Should I be worried about a blood count issue?

I regularly give blood in the UK and am currently taking part in an interval study, which involves studying the donors' blood. Yesterday, I received a letter from the organisers of the study that includes the rather alarming sentence, "We have noticed that part of your blood count is outside the range we would have expected." The letter then says, "There are no urgent issues regarding your health. However, we would like to take a second sample and recheck your blood count." Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising on Sep 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Is blood donation an efficient way to help others?

When I donate blood or platelets, how much am I helping others? Is this an efficient form of community work? Donating platelets takes a couple of hours. Should I be working those hours and donating the money or volunteering in some more active way? [more inside]
posted by Area Man on May 8, 2012 - 37 answers

What are the benefits (to the donor) of a platelet/plasma donation?

What are the benefits (to the donor) of a platelet/plasma donation? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Mar 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Is My Blood Worth Anything?

Last month, I gave blood for the first time. I'm glad I did it, and as a bonus I was finally able to figure out my blood type. Now I'm curious if, based on my blood type, my blood is worth more/less/the same as any other blood type? Which donor types are generally perfered over others? There's the universal and valuable O- of course, but what about the others? [more inside]
posted by cgg on Nov 15, 2010 - 27 answers

Blood-product donation: which is the best type for AB+?

My blood type is AB+. What's the best kind of blood-product donation I can do? And where in the DC area should I go to do so? [more inside]
posted by lash on Jul 8, 2010 - 13 answers

What is the benefit of "double red" blood donation over whole blood donation?

What is the benefit of "double red" blood donation over whole blood donation? [more inside]
posted by Nothlit on May 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Can I donate my gay blood?

Saying that you have had sex with a man ("even once") disqualifies you for blood donation most places. But I know I don't have HIV. Is it ethical to lie on the intake survey so I can still donate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2010 - 106 answers

Why don't they want female platelets?

Why are females not allowed to donate platelets in the UK? [more inside]
posted by penguinliz on May 11, 2009 - 13 answers

There Will Be Blood... And Poop

Was my poop weird because I donated blood? SFW but contains qualitative poop analysis. Really. [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Feb 29, 2008 - 9 answers

He's no blue blood, but it's still worth something.

What's the value of blood donations? Is some blood worth more than other blood? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Jan 7, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I get iron in my blood quickly?

How can I temporarily boost my blood iron levels for the next 24 hours? [more inside]
posted by yarrow on Oct 23, 2007 - 21 answers

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