Giving blood while on a VLCD?

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  1. Miss-Piggy

    Miss-Piggy Cambridge Diet Counsellor

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    Hi,

    Probably a silly question but I got a reminder through the post yesterday about giving blood in time for Christmas, I've never done it before and registered before I started CD.
    Is it ok to give blood whilst on this diet? If so, how do you avoid the cookies/juice the make you have?

    Thanks for any advice :)

    Miss Piggy
     
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  3. kati

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    as far as I know you're not supposed to give blood whilst on the diet
     
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    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

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    Hi Miss Piggy

    I had this dileema too and posted a similar thread. You must not give blood when sole sourcing. I however, decided I would wait until I was on three meals a day but when I was on the 790 plan I had a reminder and thought I'm sure I'll be fine I'll do it as I feel bad not to.

    I was fine at the centre and after but the next morning I felt dreadful and looked so pasty and sunken eye sockets like the living dead. Felt very drained the next day and probably was a factor with me getting off course with the plan too. So I confirm it is best to wait until you are eating a 'normal' diet again.

    I will bump up the thread that I started as the answers were very good and convincing just a shame I didn't read it again when the letter came in.

    Dizzy x
     
  5. Miss-Piggy

    Miss-Piggy Cambridge Diet Counsellor

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    Thanks Dizzy, I'll hang off until the New Year. The bumped info was v handy! ;)
     
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    The 'Sole Source' programme should not be followed for one week preceding blood donation and for one week after. In fact, a centre will refuse to take blood if they know the donor is on a very low calorie diet, because blood viscosity and volume are affected by the 'Sole Source' programme.

    Source: The Cambridge Diet book, page 143.
     
  7. fiojam

    fiojam Focused & goin for goal!

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    Sorry to change the subject but is this why it affects our TOTM? Mine has been VERY strange this month and I did wonder why :confused:
     
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    Its easy to avoid the drink and Biscuit you can have black coffee or tea but Definately don't give while on SS.
    I am donating on Friday for the first time since CD.
    Never felt bad when donating before but I am wondering if I will now there is a lot less of me.
     
  9. sim94

    sim94 Cambridge Diet Counsellor

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    Hi All,
    You should also not give blood while on 790.

    I had this question come up a few weeks ago and was told by Head Office the diet must be stopped for a week before and a week after giving blood.

    Sim
     
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