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Has anyone made a blood donation while on the Cambridge Diet?

Squidgy

Member
Hi Dizzy,

I've thought about your question logically:confused: ( I'm not a CDC, just a nurse). I wouldn't if I were you. I can't imagine that the diet would effect your major blood constituents, your cells but it is likely to alter the minerals in your blood. So your plasma wouldn't be the same? Plus you wold have higher levels of ketones in it. Your kidneys are working hard right now so I would hesitate to give them extra work.....I wouldn't be doing CD if I didn't think it was safe but I'd hesitate to let my blood go...I need it!:) I may be wrong!:rolleyes:
 

dizzy-n-mizzy

Not dieting ATM!
Thanks Squidgy that's great advice. It would be worse than not giving to give and it be no use! I will wait then until I am eating 3 meals a day. Dizzy
 

Squidgy

Member
Then you will be able to feel great for three reasons: you look fab, you're much healthier (blood included), and you can share it!
x
 

CW Consultant

Gold Member
Hi,

This is offical CD guidance:

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.

Linda
 

dizzy-n-mizzy

Not dieting ATM!
Thank you. So is it only during sole sourcing not at other stages of the diet?
 

dizzy-n-mizzy

Not dieting ATM!
Thank you. I think that's best now especially after Squidgy's advice too. Thanks all.
 

Mini

Administrator
Staff member
S: 18st2lb C: 17st6.5lb G: 12st2lb Loss: 0st9.5lb(3.74%)
Hi Dizzy,

I've thought about your question logically:confused: ( I'm not a CDC, just a nurse). I wouldn't if I were you. I can't imagine that the diet would effect your major blood constituents, your cells but it is likely to alter the minerals in your blood. So your plasma wouldn't be the same? Plus you wold have higher levels of ketones in it. Your kidneys are working hard right now so I would hesitate to give them extra work.....I wouldn't be doing CD if I didn't think it was safe but I'd hesitate to let my blood go...I need it!:) I may be wrong!:rolleyes:

Well done Squidgy,

Very good and easy to understand the way you explained this.

Thanks:)

Love Mini xxx
 

Heva2015

Full Member
S: 19st5lb C: 18st4.5lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 41.4 Loss: 1st0.5lb(5.35%)




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