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That might be true if the replenishing happened on a linear scale, but I doubt that it does.nonot wrote:your body replaces all the blood over about a 3 month period, so over 2 weeks, it would only regenerate about 1/6th of what you donated
When you donate blood, you give up a pint of fluid that represents about 10 percent of your total blood volume. About one-third of that volume is red blood cells and the rest is mostly water. The water is replaced within the day as long as you get plenty of fluids, but the red blood cell mass replacement can take about two months.
Most people, however, will be reasonably recovered by two weeks and functionally recovered by three to four weeks...
Just as a quick aside, my first wife was on the team that discovered the gene for that. Got to hear about the Celtic Curse 24/7 for a couple of years. A disease tough to diagnose but easy to cure is one thing she told me.Mick wrote:Yes-Too much Iron -Celtic Curse