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If I get transfused, will I have a higher hematocrit and greater athletic ability?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

You should only get transfused if you are truly anemic.
If your blood counts are normal and you get a transfusion anyway, you increase your risk of heart attack and stroke due to the increased thickness of the blood.

In brief: No

You should only get transfused if you are truly anemic.
If your blood counts are normal and you get a transfusion anyway, you increase your risk of heart attack and stroke due to the increased thickness of the blood.
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