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Take All of Me

How can I maximize my bodily donations? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Apr 2, 2014 - 25 answers

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

Race restrictions for apheresis?

Why would people of Hispanic descent be disallowed from donating blood products by apheresis? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Jan 14, 2012 - 13 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

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

I donated blood and still feel wigged out.

Blood donation question: how long does it take to fully recover from donating blood? Yesterday was the first time I've ever donated..some questions.... [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Jan 28, 2010 - 35 answers

Is is safe to give blood on a diet?

I'm giving blood today. I'm eating 1200 calories per day in an effort to lose a few pounds. Should I eat more to make up for the calories "burned" during donation?
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jul 11, 2006 - 12 answers

Burning Calories Donating Blood

While donating blood today I noticed a sign that says "You burn about 650 calories by donating blood." How is that? [more inside]
posted by thefinned1 on May 6, 2005 - 9 answers

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