Where I am at, you can’t give blood if you use AAS or “had sex with a stranger in the last 6 months”. Doh! As my calf pumps are way too ridiculous and I know AAS use raise hematocrit to unhealthy levels, and guys here suggest we give blood to lower this, I decided to self draw blood.
So my GF took home some blood drawing kits a friend gave her. It’s a 19G needle. I thought, damn that’s big! I mean we use much smaller gages for oil, and blood is obviously thinner. She put it in me and then left. Well there’s an issue, as after 45 loooooong minutes, I had only 100ml (3.3 oz) to show for my efforts, and I know when we give blood it’s 500ml (16.9 oz).
Maybe the needle size it too small, or maybe I need to tweak something in the process as I obviously didn’t draw enough. BTW it was easier than anticipated besides that isue. Anyone has done this and might have some tips to share?