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Hematocrit Reduction


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?


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.


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