I miss the days I used to give blood regularly, but these days as hypothyroid and post gastric bypass I feel I need to 'hold on' to every vitamin/mineral/iron cell I have as they are so precious to our health aren't they?
Because of this I thought maybe I could become a 'platelet' donour.
I have had a look at the National Blood Service website and it says a small amount of red blood cells do get lost with this type of donation but it's estimated to be only 50 to 100mls vs 480 you would give with a blood donation (or slightly more ie 500ml). However as a platelet donor you donate monthly rather then 3 monthly which makes it 150 to 300mls every 3 months vs 500 with a blood donation.
Any thoughts/experiences from you all?
do you think I'll deprive my hypothyroid (suffering with malabsorption) body of what I potentially really need to stay healthy?