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Old 04-13-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Blood loss in a fasted state

Ok so I have an appointment to give blood in about an hour.. and I forgot that I had planned for today to be a fast day (was going to just eat when I get home from work). And I don't take the juice and cookies they try to force on you after a donation.. Not sure if its such a good idea to give blood while fasting but I'm gonna give it a shot! It'll probably only be a few hours afterwards until I chow down.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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I think Greg Everett did this and lived to tell the tale...it should be fine. If you feel faint, drink the juice!
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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I've done it twice in the past 4 months and I'm as normal as I was beforehand (which is to say, not very). I didn't fast the whole day though, just my normal 15 or so hours that day. The first time the girl was begging me to eat something. I'm like "No, seriously, I'm fine." I figure a better alternative is "I'm gluten intolerant and I hate raisins. I have food with me in the car."
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
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I'm tempted to just tell people I'm diabetic in some situations where turning down carbs seems borderline rude... but that feels like bad karma!
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:54 PM   #5
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I just tell people I'm a psycho with crazy dietary requirements - people generally just laugh and go along with it....
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:28 PM   #6
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I'm tempted to just tell people I'm diabetic in some situations where turning down carbs seems borderline rude... but that feels like bad karma!
If you tell people you are diabetic, they will definitely make you drink the juice!

I just drink water before and after giving blood.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:06 PM   #7
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LOL I just tell people my body does not respond well to refined carbohydrates

Usually just get a sympathetic nod
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:56 AM   #8
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How about "I only put premium fuel in this machine"?
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:20 AM   #9
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"I only put premium fuel in this machine"
I like that one.. I'll use it with my g/f's mom and see how she takes it lol.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:55 AM   #10
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Just wait 10-15 minutes in the "canteen" after you're done, and note how you feel after you stand up after waiting (ie. lightheaded). Take your own food with you if you need it (real fruit or a Larabar works pretty easy).

Better than fainting while driving/riding home...
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