I know everyone's body is different and replenishment depends partly on diet and other factors. I wasn't wondering about that so much, just how much iron is there in a bag of blood, because once it's in the bag it isn't in ME anymore. Even allowing for varying count levels to start with, you could work out a ballpark idea of how much your score might drop right afterwards by playing with the proportions concept. I'm simply curious.
Originally Posted by Karen
But I just called the Red Cross to find out, and it seems they don't know either At least the woman I asked was very surprised by the question and said she'd never thought about that before. Guess I'll just have to stay curious, or march back in and ask them to prick my finger again to satisfy my curiosity. Either way, it's a good excuse to eat clams.
You were right that it's iron they check, according to her. But then I found this statement which seems to confuse things again "Iron status is also noted by measuring hemoglobin and hematocrit levels; this is because iron is a major part of all blood cells. Blood levels of hemoglobin and hematocrit are often checked by a skin prick", which is how they do it up here.
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En ek se vir hom, "Man, Johan. Die meeste mense is maar lekker zef"
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