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

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  1. dizzy-n-mizzy

    dizzy-n-mizzy Not dieting ATM!

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    I feel bad not giving blood whenever I can was wondering when it is OK to do so again? Thanks for your advice/info? Dizzy
     
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    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:
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    That's a lovely thought! Thanks so much Dizzy x
     
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    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
     
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    Thank you. So is it only during sole sourcing not at other stages of the diet?
     
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    This is the only guidance issued, I personally would not recommend blood donation on any weightloss programme.

    I can check this out for you.

    Linda
     
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    Thank you. I think that's best now especially after Squidgy's advice too. Thanks all.
     
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    Well done Squidgy,

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

    Thanks:)

    Love Mini xxx
     
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