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Old 01-21-2019, 13:13   #11
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I've only given twice. In my younger years I didn't weigh enough. When I gained five pounds I gave and both times I felt like crap. Didn't get my energy back for a couple of days. But I had no problems with blood sugar then and was not eating LCHF.
In my younger days, I didn't weigh enough, but lied to give blood for a family member. It's the only time in over 40 years of donating that I felt like crap--almost passed out afterward. Weight is no longer an issue with donating.
The weight requirement is because people who don't weigh a certain amount have a lower blood volume and donation takes too much from them. At five pounds over you were still borderline for being able to donate.

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