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Hematocrit Reduction


#1

Hey, I've been donating every 2 months to reduce my hematocrit level (52). The tech at the donation center has urged me to make double red donations every 4 months. Which do you think would be better for the reduction of hematocrit?


#2

Double red cell donation will lower hematocrit more than whole blood donation, but the trade off is that you won’t be able to donate as frequently.


#3

Perhaps we should be discussing why your HTC is that high.