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Question #1553 posted on 11/20/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are the phsical side effects off selling plasma? I hear it weakens your immunity system, is this true? Can one overcome this by taking preventative steps?


A: Dear NKOTB,

It depends on the person. My friend nearly passed out on the spot her first time, and later got a large (five- or six-inch diameter) bruise from blood floating around under her skin. Have fun!

A: Dear NKOTB,

Of course it can weaken your system, you're taking part of your blood out. Preventative steps? Drink lots of fluids, eat a good meal, get enough sleep... funny, these are the kinds of things they tell you when you donate...

::: Latro :::