Yea, I should’ve mentioned you need to lie on red cross forums in order to be elligable to donate, you can’t say you’ve ever used drugs that weren’t prescribed by a doc (say ugl anabolic steroids) and deny ANY use of PED’s such as peptides, sarms and whatnot, even if it isn’t specifically prohibited they’ll make you wait. Now, lying on blood donations is a seedy thing to do, as the reason they have these precautions in place is to avoid tainted blood being given to another individual (say you ticked no but you were a heroin addict sharing needles and had HIV, so they take you’re blood, transfer it too someone else and then BAM now someone has HIV, Red Cross gets sued (or not, is there a disclosure agreement one has to sign to accept blood, I wouldn’t know). You see the populace has the notion that AAS users tend to share needles and/or inject with dirty needles, which isn’t true. The other issue is, I wouldn’t want my sick daughter (if I had a daughter) being given blood from a guy on tren… even in trace amounts who knows what impact that’d have lol.
Anyway if anyone HAD ever self bled because they weren’t able to donate blood, they wouldn’t talk about it as it’s an extremely abnormal thing to do, while it may be the only reasonable thing to do if you aren’t able to get a phlebotomy, donate blood or whatever, it isn’t considered a normal thing to do, and the potential consequences (such as a collapsed vein, unsterile blood drawing practices leading to an infection… worse case endocarditis) would also make one uncomfortable dishing out advice on the subject in case the person doing the self phlebotomy got hurt, one also might feel paranoid about posting something like that online. This is best put in the pharma section, maybe someone will help you out. If you’re HCT is high and you can’t donate you can either drop the test dose or find someone willing to do it cheaper or do what you’re thinking of doing that I don’t reccomend or not reccomend because I have no opinion on the subject, seriously though self phlebotomy should be a last ditch resort. Ask physiolojik on his thread, he can give a better answer than anyone else.