MalaysianUnderwater.com (MUW) • View topic - Donating Blood and Diving

Donating Blood and Diving

Any information attained from this forum is for general knowledge only. Please seek professional advice for further diagnosis.

Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#1  Postby John F SeaDemon » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:22 pm

Doc, how soon after donating blood can a person:

1) donate blood again, and,

2) go diving?
-If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting. If I tell you I'm no good, you know I'm lying-
John F SeaDemon
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Topic author
Posts: 5478
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:46 pm
Location: Underwater
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#2  Postby divedoc » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:25 pm

Doc, how soon after donating blood can a person:

1) donate blood again, and,

2) go diving?


SeaDemon,

I don't know why on earth would a individual be so eager to go diving after donating blood. I mean, i myself almost felt sleepy and dizzy for 6 hours after donating blood last week.

However, one can donate blood again after 3 MONTHS of donating blood previously (this, according to Pusat Darah Negara). Our body replaces the the lost red blood cells completely after 2 months. Due to the reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of the haemoglobin in the red blood cells immediately after donating blood, one may (or may not!!) get drowsy and sleepy...

As for diving, if one is not anemic after donating blood,and has a normal hematocrit, one can go diving 24 hours after donating blood...
User avatar
divedoc
Sport Diver
Sport Diver
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:33 pm
Location: Somewhere in Damansara
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#3  Postby John F SeaDemon » Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:52 pm

Hahah..this is actually a question by one of the members who happens to be a blood donor. I think the last time he donated blood was 10 days short of three months. So he's been turned back by the National Blood Bank.

So he wants to dive.

He also asked how or if there is any method in helping his body reproduce the blood needed.
-If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting. If I tell you I'm no good, you know I'm lying-
John F SeaDemon
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Topic author
Posts: 5478
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:46 pm
Location: Underwater
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#4  Postby Spazm » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:07 pm

I have a method....but it involve eating a non-halal prepared soup over a period of couple of days..:)

YUMMY....:P
Substance over matter , Diver behind the dive.....
Spazm
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 907
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:33 am
Location: Car-Junk
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#5  Postby Snafuette » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:30 pm

I have a method....but it involve eating a non-halal prepared soup over a period of couple of days..:)

YUMMY....:P


I know exactly what you are talking about..... :P
Dive Full-time, Work Part-time
Snafuette
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 964
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:20 pm
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#6  Postby Spazm » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:46 pm

I have a method....but it involve eating a non-halal prepared soup over a period of couple of days..:)

YUMMY....:P


I know exactly what you are talking about..... :P


Haha..you sure do...especially pompuan who "donate" blood every month..:)

Anyway..i can assure for those who are willing to try the soup...it is really yummy..:)..
sampai menjilat mangkuk..:P
Substance over matter , Diver behind the dive.....
Spazm
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 907
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:33 am
Location: Car-Junk
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#7  Postby divedoc » Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:14 pm

Hahah..this is actually a question by one of the members who happens to be a blood donor. I think the last time he donated blood was 10 days short of three months. So he's been turned back by the National Blood Bank.

So he wants to dive.

He also asked how or if there is any method in helping his body reproduce the blood needed.


There is a method of replenishing the red bood cells faster than normal for our body; that is, to take iron pills. I do prescribe this every once in a while for those individuals who are having mild-to-moderate anaemia (Hb >8 but <10g/dl)...However, if u don't like to take pills, how about eating internal organs of, say, sheep, or cow, for that matter?? Sounds gross right?? I'd rather you take hematinic pills...

Ever heard of the hormone Erythropoietin?? It is actually an exogenous substance currently banned for use in sports due to its ability to increase the body's production of red blood cells, hence increasing greater oxygen-carrying capacity of the haemoglobin.  
User avatar
divedoc
Sport Diver
Sport Diver
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:33 pm
Location: Somewhere in Damansara
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#8  Postby Jim » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:17 pm

How about eating ikan haruan to replenish blood?
User avatar
Jim
Master Scuba Diver
Master Scuba Diver
 
Posts: 783
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:04 pm
Location: KL
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#9  Postby ikan » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:52 pm

or cockles or liver ....  ;D
if u are going to be dumb, u better be tough ....
User avatar
ikan
SCUBA PROFESSIONAL
SCUBA PROFESSIONAL
 
Posts: 562
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:46 pm
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#10  Postby Jim » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:57 pm

How about eating ikan haruan to replenish blood?


.... this one because women during pantang people say must eat laaa.... to heal faster & replace the loss blood during delivery....
User avatar
Jim
Master Scuba Diver
Master Scuba Diver
 
Posts: 783
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:04 pm
Location: KL
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#11  Postby Snafuette » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:03 pm

How about eating ikan haruan to replenish blood?


.... this one because women during pantang people say must eat laaa.... to heal faster & replace the loss blood during delivery....


What is ikan haruan???
Dive Full-time, Work Part-time
Snafuette
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 964
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:20 pm
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#12  Postby Bobo┬« » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:45 pm

snake head..
Dive Tenggara Adventure [1696725-D] twitter - @divetenggara
Need Seac-Sub, Pelican, Fantasea Line, DAN Insurance, call me www.divetenggara.com :: 019-2121109 :: info@divetenggara.com
Bobo®
SCUBA PROFESSIONAL
SCUBA PROFESSIONAL
 
Posts: 2796
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:51 pm
Location: Dalam air ler....
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#13  Postby mocha » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:46 pm

How about eating ikan haruan to replenish blood?


.... this one because women during pantang people say must eat laaa.... to heal faster & replace the loss blood during delivery....


What is ikan haruan???


looks identical to cat fish without the misai and the sting....
There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't
User avatar
mocha
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 2589
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:39 am
Location: KL
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#14  Postby sheik » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:50 pm

Toman look alike.
Diving: A Serious Play
User avatar
sheik
Administrator
Administrator
 
Posts: 2865
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:51 pm
Location: at ease
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#15  Postby Snafu » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:39 pm

Hahah..this is actually a question by one of the members who happens to be a blood donor. I think the last time he donated blood was 10 days short of three months. So he's been turned back by the National Blood Bank.

So he wants to dive.

He also asked how or if there is any method in helping his body reproduce the blood needed.


Where is the Posting by the Members? ... I been trying to find it but not able too.

;D
Some people are only ALIVE because it's against the law to KILL them...really!!!
Snafu
Administrator
Administrator
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:00 pm
Location: I don't know
Gender: Male

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#16  Postby sukdev » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:44 am

ikan haruan is snake head is 'sang yee' those u fish with 'kap chai' in shallow water off country road side, jom..mari memancing
sukdev
Diver
Diver
 
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:05 am
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#17  Postby divedoc » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:35 pm

How about eating ikan haruan to replenish blood?


Like i said earlier, there are a lot of ways to replenish ur body's lost red blood cells. You can eat ikan haruan, liver, spleen, cockles...the question is, are u willing to eat it?? Try the easier way, take iron supplements... :)
User avatar
divedoc
Sport Diver
Sport Diver
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:33 pm
Location: Somewhere in Damansara
Gender: None specified

Re: Donating Blood and Diving

Post Number:#18  Postby John F SeaDemon » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:56 am

Hahah..this is actually a question by one of the members who happens to be a blood donor. I think the last time he donated blood was 10 days short of three months. So he's been turned back by the National Blood Bank.

So he wants to dive.

He also asked how or if there is any method in helping his body reproduce the blood needed.


Where is the Posting by the Members? ... I been trying to find it but not able too.

;D


Haiya...I said question...not posting.. :P
-If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting. If I tell you I'm no good, you know I'm lying-
John F SeaDemon
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Topic author
Posts: 5478
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:46 pm
Location: Underwater
Gender: None specified


Return to Dive Medicine & Fitness

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron