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Old 02-24-2009, 12:19 PM   #23
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On Friday I had my doctor take some blood tests. It turns out my marrow iron level is low. That explains why I'm so wiped. He said it's probably because I donate so often (I didn't realize there's a downside to donation), but if I take an iron supplement for a month or two I'll be back to normal. I envision large leafy green salads and (cross my fingers) steak in my future.
This is especially important with women who have monthly menstrual cycles.

There is a school of thought out there that donation is excellent for men since they don't have monthly menstruals and donation allows them to reduce the iron in their blood a little.
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