Should I donate blood immediately BEFORE or AFTER labs?

  1. Should I donate blood immediately BEFORE or AFTER labs?


    Getting pellets re-insertd in 2 weeks. I have persistently borderline high HCT and RBC even with blood donations every 7 weeks.
    So next week I go in for my labs to check my levels. I am also due to drop a pint of blood. should I donate a couple of days before or a couple of days after the labs, or does it even matter?


  2. Quote Originally Posted by jonko View Post
    Getting pellets re-insertd in 2 weeks. I have persistently borderline high HCT and RBC even with blood donations every 7 weeks.
    So next week I go in for my labs to check my levels. I am also due to drop a pint of blood. should I donate a couple of days before or a couple of days after the labs, or does it even matter?
    A week or two before the blood work. Also, drink all the water you can hold the night before and the next morning before you do blood work.....water, water, water......
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  3. Well just got my labs, looks like I don't need to donate blood this time around:

    I just got my labs back. It has now been exactly 12 weeks since I had pellets inserted.
    Quest
    Total T 631 Range 240-820
    E2 33 Range < 39
    Hct 48
    RBC 5.5

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