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quote:Originally posted by rosyMy impression- gleaned largely from the British NBS, who might be thought to have an angle...I'd heard that it only takes a few days (possibly hours, less sure about that) to get back pretty much to as much blood as you had before... I think the issue is that this is done by mobilising iron stores (from ferritin, I assume) so repeated donation is likely to run down supplies. I know you're supposed to be able to donate platelets quite safely every couple of weeks (they separate them out then put the rest of the blood back).Physical benefit to the donor? I think only on the insurance model (in the same way as you can derive financial benefit from paying your insurance premiums).
quote:Do they have a physical benefit for me as a donor? Is donating every three months safe?eddirichard
quote:I think I'll stop donating blood for now.Thanks all.eddirichard