Giving blood

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  1. Deejay

    Deejay Full Member

    Can anyone tell me if it's ok to give blood on CD? I'm on the 810 plan and am not in ketosis. Does that make a difference?

    Thanks! Ooh, and I found out a new great thing about losing weight today, you get better coverage from umbrellas!

    Dee x
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  3. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member


    Advice from CD:

    Q: Is it all right to continue the ‘Sole Source’
    programme if giving blood?

    A: 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.
  4. goolian

    goolian Fab & Fit For Florida

    Slimming World
    oh pants!!! i've got two days lined up at work where i am meant to be giving blood in July...

    i didn't even think of the diet, my main concern was cos i am using steriod cream on my skin... well it may sound harsh, but i ain't coming off the diet to give blood...

    will just have to do it more when i finish xxx
  5. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    Its not harsh at all, you can give nice healthy blood again once you have finished your weight loss:)
  6. Deejay

    Deejay Full Member

    Thanks Linda, good to know! Appreciate your help

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