Donating blood

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by simsky, Jun 14, 2010.

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  1. I'm donating blood on Monday and have my TA weekend training on Friday.

    Do you think this will weaken me and affect my training? Will this affect my tabbing?
  2. You'll be fine.
  3. I've been giving blood for years, they advise not doing anything physical for 24 hours then you should be OK. I find if I go running the day after, I've got no go in me (so I tend not to do it), but after that I'm fine.
  4. Fluid is replaced within 24hrs, it's the white blood cells that take 3months to replace.
    As to losing a pint of blood you have, as a rule of thumb one pint for every stone you weigh.