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How long I have to wait to donate blood again(i can't wait long)and can I start weight training immediately?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: 2 months

Red blood cells take 6 to 8 weeks to replenish.
There are many other components of blood that replenish sooner such as plasma. However, most donation centers do not allow repeated donation sooner than 8 week. After donation it is advised to hold off on strenuous activity for a few days. If you get lightheaded or dizzy, then rest is advised and you should see your physician for evaluation.

In brief: 2 months

Red blood cells take 6 to 8 weeks to replenish.
There are many other components of blood that replenish sooner such as plasma. However, most donation centers do not allow repeated donation sooner than 8 week. After donation it is advised to hold off on strenuous activity for a few days. If you get lightheaded or dizzy, then rest is advised and you should see your physician for evaluation.
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 56 days & 3 days

You may donate blood every 56 days.
You should wait at least 3 days prior to strenuous exertion / heavy lifting...Particularly at 50+ to be safe.

In brief: 56 days & 3 days

You may donate blood every 56 days.
You should wait at least 3 days prior to strenuous exertion / heavy lifting...Particularly at 50+ to be safe.
Dr. Donald Alves
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