Donating Blood: Advising Active People

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Physician and Sportsmedicine:

Volume 29 No. 6


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DOI: 10.3810/psm.2001.06.808
Abstract: Competitive athletes and those who work out often wonder if donating a pint of blood will impair their athletic performance or fitness goals. They have good reason to wonder. After all, blood donation can influence hydration status and the oxygen-carrying ability of red blood cells.