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Do tell us if you're on any kind of medication. Medicines, pills, injections, anything. Some of these may affect your blood and mean we can't take your donation
I'll have a competition 20 days after and I'm deseperated, afraid, and not confortable about what I did. I want to be clean!
Increase in reticulocyte count is appreciable within 7 to 10 days of administration [of Epoetin alfa a.k.a. Procrit].Clinically significant increases in red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit generally occur in 2 to 6 weeks.
Athletes can get a bigger—and illegal—boost by injecting themselves with erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone that stimulates RBC production. A urine test for artificial EPO was introduced in 1997, but it's not foolproof; while testable traces of artificial EPO disappear from an athlete's body within four days, the hormone's effects are strongest three weeks after injection.