- Giving blood- how soon after should you ride?
- badlyoverdrawn boyMember
1985 and 17 years old been in the army for three months ,told to report to the guard room with another lad taken to cambridge military hospital told im giving blood, and 45minutes later I’m back to Keogh barracks just in time for the afternoon stretcher run with comatosed log ,ah the good old days .Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Drink plenty and you can ride the next day if you are of reasonable fitness. You can’t really road race two days later – don’t ask me how I know… But the power plot doesn’t lie (down 10%) 😳 . Hamilton and US Postal used to reinfuse their 28day old blood so it wouldn’t go off.Posted 4 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
I’ve normally been back to normal within a day or two. Except last time, donation 53, needle was in wrong followed by a proper faint.
Did the Verderers in the sun the following day. I was not in a good place. Sick twice and passed out in the car park. If you don’t feel right just take it very steady. Lots of fluid and light easy food, nothing heavy.Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Should only take a few hours for your body to replace the fluid and a few days to get the red blood cell count back up to normal.
EDIT Not that I’ve been allowed to give blood for the last 10 years as I travel to Africa as least twice a year which, as far as the blood service are concerned, means I’ve had unprotected sex with hundreds of HIV hookers, so they don’t want my blood. I’ve given up even offering as business travel outside Europe seems to be a major red flag.Posted 4 years ago
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