220 Triathlon

SAFE BLOOD DONATION

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I can relate to Lynden’s experience of giving blood [FAO 220, issue 363], and have had the same problem returning to training. But I now give platelets instead. These are urgently needed and the process is similar to giving blood. The difference is that the equipment removes your platelets and returns the rest of the blood into your body. This means there’s no loss of energy – I’m able to cycle home afterwards and run the next day. Dave Pitcher

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