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Thread: Do you donate blood?

  1. #1
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    Feb 2013

    Do you donate blood?

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    I used to be a regular blood donor. I haven't donated for a couple of years though. Too tired, too stressed, not enough time, didn't feel like it, etc.....

    Now that I am feeling great, I want to go donate, but I am wondering if I should wait. To begin, I am in nutritional ketosis, and although it's working for me, I am wondering if it would be good for a sugar-burner recipient to received blood full of beta-hydroxybutyrate (keytones). Second, I am only 5 weeks into my journey, should I wait longer, and give my body more time to continue healing before donating?

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  2. #2
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    Jan 2010
    North Carolina
    I say go ahead. I don't really see how it could be bad for you or the recipient. Many studies show benefit for the donor. Here is one:
    Iron stores, blood donation, and insulin sensitivi... [Clin Chem. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI

  3. #3
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    Sep 2011
    I donate. I am sure if keytones were an issue it would be in the literature they have you read before donation or they would test you for it.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
    New Zealand
    I donate. Go for it.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    your blood only adds a part to the the rest of the blood of the recipient so I doubt there will be an issue

  6. #6
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    Jul 2012
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    Nope, but I'm happy to sell my plasma.
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  7. #7
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    Mar 2012
    Southern California
    Can't. I've got tiny veins, and the blood center told me to go home.
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  8. #8
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    Jul 2011
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    Do it regularly - don't think ketosis should affect the overall picture at all.

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    I live in a state of NK and I donate every 8 weeks. I think my keytones will probably be good for whoever gets them.

  10. #10
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    May 2012
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    ketones are not a factor, but i travel too frequently to europe now for them to accept my blood.
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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