06-28-2015, 02:27 PM #12 donniedarko A National Institutes of Health-funded study comparing low dose iron supplementation to no supplementation in blood donors found that supplementation significantly reduced the time to recovery of post-donation lost iron and hemoglobin — an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells throughout the body. With polycythemia, the blood becomes very viscous or "sticky," making it harder for the heart to pump. Blood donation and testosterone replacement therapy BACKGROUND: Polycythemia is the most common adverse effect of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and may predispose patients to adverse vascular events. More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day and a single car accident victim can require … The mean hemoglobin level at all clinic visits was 173 g/L (range, 134-205 g/L; n = 108). Thanks! Blood donation and testosterone replacement therapy. Therapeutic phlebotomies for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) patients. One pint of blood contains 250 mg of iron. It is common for TRT patients to have a high red blood cell count, so by donating you can help others while also helping yourself and reducing the risk for heart attack. Blood work in new york city? The mean hemoglobin level at all clinic visits was 173 g/L (range, 134‐205 g/L; n = 108). I have seen several posts referencing donating of blood when on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or a cycle to keep your hematocrit levels down. Researchers found that healthy men who received TRT did not have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, or death. TRT patients still will not be able to donate blood plasma or blood platelets, which help blood to clot after a cut, Merayo said. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) While participating in TRT, red blood cell levels have been found to increase to unhealthy levels leading to higher blood viscosity and associated risks. I tend to give blood when cruising on test only, however that would be twice per year. We identified 39 patients on TRT who presented for blood donation over a 2‐year period. "Right now, the jury is still out about TRT's influence on cardiovascular disease," says Dr. Hayes. This blood gets thrown away and also costs money to make this appointment. Thick blood is harder to “push” through each heart contraction, and at first raises blood pressure. Conclusion The treatment is phlebotomy therapy, or removal of 1 unit (1 pint) of blood every 1 - 16 weeks, depending on the level of iron overload. Apparently if both of my readings would have been under 54 I would have been allowed to donate. The cells are considered a “solid” part of the blood and make it thicker. As it worsens to a HCT (hematocrit) over 55% RBCs, then hematologists suggest that blood must be removed to avoid stroke, heart attack and stress on the heart. Blood donations on trt I tried to donate blood the other day and they turned me away temporarily saying that I need to go through special donations as a therapeutic phlebotomy. You will then be able to start threads, post comments and send messages to other members. Hemoglobin concentrations of 180 g/L or more (calculated hematocrit, ≥54%) were measured at 25% of appointments. For this reason, it is important that TRT donors requiring therapeutic phlebotomy be enrolled in this program to appropriately manage their blood products. I took three shots of Nebido in 5 weeks and my hematocrit went up from 50% to 52%, but that was a lot or testosterone. Testosterone Replacement Therapy; Trt and blood donation Hello, please take 15 seconds to REGISTER and become a member of our community! Testosterone replacement therapy formulations . Q: I’m on prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. 9. Benefits for Testosterone Replacement Therapy Patients. There is a good reason for this though. In addition to increasing muscle and sex drive, testosterone can increase the body's production of red blood … Donating Blood on Testosterone Replacement Therapy By Rick Collins, Esq. Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Polycythemia By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A. Polycythemia is an excessive production of red blood cells. Furthermore, a study in the August 2015 Mayo Clinic Proceedings showed no link between TRT and blood clots in veins among 30,000 men. TRT can produce very positive results and even cause a person to regain masculine qualities that were lost due to low testosterone production. I googled this but found nothing on the subject so would love to hear anyone else's experiences with this. RESULTS: We identified 39 patients on TRT who presented for blood donation over a 2-year period. If you are on TRT of other types of Hormone Replacement Therapy, you can benefit by donating blood. This can lead to thicker Blood. Anyone been turned down when donating blood. Can I donate blood to lower my blood volume and hematocrit? Blood withdrawal causes a reduction of plasma volume which is almost completely restored 24-48 h after donation [14]. Quick question, if this is the appropriate place to ask, regarding Free T…I’m 34 years old and had a blood test roughly three months ago. The association between testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and polycythemia has been reported for the past few years as the use of testosterone replacement has become more common. Hemoglobin concentrations of 180 g/L or more (calculated hematocrit, ≥54%) were measured at 25% of appointments. Retrospective data analysis revealed that 37 (32%) of 117 patients with previous TP orders for TRT returned to donate as voluntary whole blood donors. High blood … Testosterone Replacement Therapy, also known as TRT, has become increasingly popular among men in recent years. STUDY DESIGN: Donation data from TRT donors and matched controls was collected from a de-identified electronic donor database across 16 blood centers in 2017-2018. COVID update: Boston Vitality has updated their hours and services. My blood group is AB+, so the blood donation team like me. Testosterone replacement therapy is a common treatment option for men with low testosterone levels and symptoms of hypogonadism. ... there is a small amount of testosterone circulated by your blood that will be lost in your donation, but I doubt it is significant over the 8 weeks minimum between donations. By Ron8591 in forum Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Replies: 3 Last Post: 08-09-2016, 06:26 AM. If you have hereditary hemachromatosis or are on testosterone therapy, your physician may recommend blood donation as part of your treatment.. Carter BloodCare has received variances from our regulatory agency, the Food and Drug Administration, to provide programs for these two medical … The hematologist told me that as long as the high levels were caused by T-therapy, the Red Cross is OK with my donations. The FDA has specified that plasma products obtained from patients with polycythemia secondary to Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) should not be used for patient use. Many of us on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) battle with high hct even though we do the regular 8 week whole blood donation so this could be a huge help. We identified 39 patients on TRT who presented for blood donation over a 2‐year period. Demographic determinants included race, sex, age, hemoglobin (Hb), body mass index (BMI), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and the frequency of donations in the 2-year period. Here they milk trt patients for the extra blood and will waive the waiting period to get more if your levels are in standard range for donation. 3 reviews of Boston Vitality "Truly fantastic place,... As a 47 year old male, the experts at Boston Vitality have helped me to get in the best physical shape of my entire life and mentally feeling better than i ever have. Add to that, TRT, and you are looking at a very difficult treatment management. Your physician will check your levels regularly to ensure they are maintained at an optimal level. One of the primary side effects of TRT is the production of too many red blood cells, leading to high hematocrit. When you are on TRT / Testosterone Replacement Therapy your Hematocrit and Red Blood cells increase. A: According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Results 1 to 14 of 14 Serial frequent phlebotomy sessions are a highly effective way to lower body iron levels. Hemoglobin concentrations of 180 g/L or more (calculated hematocrit, ≥54%) were measured at 25% of appointments. Transfusion. Likewise, measuring the hemoglobin level only might not be a reliable indicator of a person being suitable for blood donation or not. Please find details about the Donor enrollment process for our two therapeutic phlebotomy programs. By Jon9383 in forum Anabolic Steroid Discussion Replies: 3 Last Post: 05-17-2016, 10:44 PM. I think this may have to do with the fact that I am on TRT. Chin-Yee B, Lazo-Langner A, Butler-Foster T, Hsia C, Chin-Yee I. THis has been the only side effect. With declining physical activity due to being glued to TV’s, video game consoles and mobile devices men’s testosterone is declining faster and faster. Before I started my testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) 7 weeks ago my doctor did a base line blood panel and my hematocrit was 47.6 on a scale of 37.5-51.0. also blood donation. Would like 4 times per year, so private may suit better unless they don't pick up me using a heavier mixed compound cycle. Your physician will check your levels regularly to ensure they are maintained at an optimal level. I find this extremely interesting and beneficial if infact this is the case! My total T levels came back in the high range (755 ng/dl; it’s been as high as 935 in the last year), but my Free T came back as only 9.2 pg/ml. I went today and they did an initial test from a drop of blood and I was turned down because my RBC was 53/54 and the range is 38-50. The ferritin levels should also be taken into account to prevent anemia in various donors. High hematocrit can be lowered by blood donation or therapeutic phlebotomies (ordered by your doctor if you are not allowed to donate blood at a blood bank due to exclusion criteria). Trt and blood donation. 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