06-28-2015, 02:27 PM #12 donniedarko Here they milk trt patients for the extra blood and will waive the waiting period to get more if your levels are in standard range for donation. Blood donation and testosterone replacement therapy. I went today and they did an initial test from a drop of blood and I was turned down because my RBC was 53/54 and the range is 38-50. Before I started my testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) 7 weeks ago my doctor did a base line blood panel and my hematocrit was 47.6 on a scale of 37.5-51.0. Add to that, TRT, and you are looking at a very difficult treatment management. also blood donation. A: According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Your physician will check your levels regularly to ensure they are maintained at an optimal level. You will then be able to start threads, post comments and send messages to other members. The cells are considered a “solid” part of the blood and make it thicker. Researchers found that healthy men who received TRT did not have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, or death. When you are on TRT / Testosterone Replacement Therapy your Hematocrit and Red Blood cells increase. The mean hemoglobin level at all clinic visits was 173 g/L (range, 134-205 g/L; n = 108). Testosterone Replacement Therapy, also known as TRT, has become increasingly popular among men in recent years. ... there is a small amount of testosterone circulated by your blood that will be lost in your donation, but I doubt it is significant over the 8 weeks minimum between donations. Apparently if both of my readings would have been under 54 I would have been allowed to donate. I tend to give blood when cruising on test only, however that would be twice per year. We identified 39 patients on TRT who presented for blood donation over a 2‐year period. TRT can produce very positive results and even cause a person to regain masculine qualities that were lost due to low testosterone production. Retrospective data analysis revealed that 37 (32%) of 117 patients with previous TP orders for TRT returned to donate as voluntary whole blood donors. The FDA has specified that plasma products obtained from patients with polycythemia secondary to Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) should not be used for patient use. It is common for TRT patients to have a high red blood cell count, so by donating you can help others while also helping yourself and reducing the risk for heart attack. The hematologist told me that as long as the high levels were caused by T-therapy, the Red Cross is OK with my donations. Please find details about the Donor enrollment process for our two therapeutic phlebotomy programs. Donating Blood on Testosterone Replacement Therapy By Rick Collins, Esq. Hemoglobin concentrations of 180 g/L or more (calculated hematocrit, ≥54%) were measured at 25% of appointments. We identified 39 patients on TRT who presented for blood donation over a 2‐year period. Blood work in new york city? Therapeutic phlebotomies for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) patients. Would like 4 times per year, so private may suit better unless they don't pick up me using a heavier mixed compound cycle. I think this may have to do with the fact that I am on TRT. I googled this but found nothing on the subject so would love to hear anyone else's experiences with this. This can lead to thicker Blood. In addition to increasing muscle and sex drive, testosterone can increase the body's production of red blood … 9. Anyone been turned down when donating blood. Can I donate blood to lower my blood volume and hematocrit? Trt and blood donation. Your physician will check your levels regularly to ensure they are maintained at an optimal level. This blood gets thrown away and also costs money to make this appointment. By Ron8591 in forum Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Replies: 3 Last Post: 08-09-2016, 06:26 AM. High hematocrit can be lowered by blood donation or therapeutic phlebotomies (ordered by your doctor if you are not allowed to donate blood at a blood bank due to exclusion criteria). More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day and a single car accident victim can require … 3 reviews of Boston Vitality "Truly fantastic place,... As a 47 year old male, the experts at Boston Vitality have helped me to get in the best physical shape of my entire life and mentally feeling better than i ever have. If you have hereditary hemachromatosis or are on testosterone therapy, your physician may recommend blood donation as part of your treatment.. Carter BloodCare has received variances from our regulatory agency, the Food and Drug Administration, to provide programs for these two medical … Testosterone Replacement Therapy; Trt and blood donation Hello, please take 15 seconds to REGISTER and become a member of our community! One pint of blood contains 250 mg of iron. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) While participating in TRT, red blood cell levels have been found to increase to unhealthy levels leading to higher blood viscosity and associated risks. Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Polycythemia By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A. Polycythemia is an excessive production of red blood cells. Serial frequent phlebotomy sessions are a highly effective way to lower body iron levels. The mean hemoglobin level at all clinic visits was 173 g/L (range, 134‐205 g/L; n = 108). Testosterone replacement therapy is a common treatment option for men with low testosterone levels and symptoms of hypogonadism. Many of us on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) battle with high hct even though we do the regular 8 week whole blood donation so this could be a huge help. Quick question, if this is the appropriate place to ask, regarding Free T…I’m 34 years old and had a blood test roughly three months ago. One of the primary side effects of TRT is the production of too many red blood cells, leading to high hematocrit. Benefits for Testosterone Replacement Therapy Patients. TRT patients still will not be able to donate blood plasma or blood platelets, which help blood to clot after a cut, Merayo said. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)While participating in TRT, red blood cell levels have been found to increase to unhealthy levels leading to higher blood viscosity and associated risks. Testosterone replacement therapy formulations . Q: I’m on prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. Furthermore, a study in the August 2015 Mayo Clinic Proceedings showed no link between TRT and blood clots in veins among 30,000 men. The association between testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and polycythemia has been reported for the past few years as the use of testosterone replacement has become more common. Hemoglobin concentrations of 180 g/L or more (calculated hematocrit, ≥54%) were measured at 25% of appointments. My blood group is AB+, so the blood donation team like me. Thick blood is harder to “push” through each heart contraction, and at first raises blood pressure. There is a good reason for this though. Blood donation and testosterone replacement therapy BACKGROUND: Polycythemia is the most common adverse effect of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and may predispose patients to adverse vascular events. A National Institutes of Health-funded study comparing low dose iron supplementation to no supplementation in blood donors found that supplementation significantly reduced the time to recovery of post-donation lost iron and hemoglobin — an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells throughout the body. Chin-Yee B, Lazo-Langner A, Butler-Foster T, Hsia C, Chin-Yee I. Blood donations on trt I tried to donate blood the other day and they turned me away temporarily saying that I need to go through special donations as a therapeutic phlebotomy. I took three shots of Nebido in 5 weeks and my hematocrit went up from 50% to 52%, but that was a lot or testosterone. With declining physical activity due to being glued to TV’s, video game consoles and mobile devices men’s testosterone is declining faster and faster. RESULTS: We identified 39 patients on TRT who presented for blood donation over a 2-year period. Results 1 to 14 of 14 "Right now, the jury is still out about TRT's influence on cardiovascular disease," says Dr. Hayes. Demographic determinants included race, sex, age, hemoglobin (Hb), body mass index (BMI), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and the frequency of donations in the 2-year period. Transfusion. If you are on TRT of other types of Hormone Replacement Therapy, you can benefit by donating blood. COVID update: Boston Vitality has updated their hours and services. The treatment is phlebotomy therapy, or removal of 1 unit (1 pint) of blood every 1 - 16 weeks, depending on the level of iron overload. The mean hemoglobin level at all clinic visits was 173 g/L (range, 134‐205 g/L; n = 108). With polycythemia, the blood becomes very viscous or "sticky," making it harder for the heart to pump. Hemoglobin concentrations of 180 g/L or more (calculated hematocrit, ≥54%) were measured at 25% of appointments. Blood withdrawal causes a reduction of plasma volume which is almost completely restored 24-48 h after donation [14]. My total T levels came back in the high range (755 ng/dl; it’s been as high as 935 in the last year), but my Free T came back as only 9.2 pg/ml. Conclusion As it worsens to a HCT (hematocrit) over 55% RBCs, then hematologists suggest that blood must be removed to avoid stroke, heart attack and stress on the heart. THis has been the only side effect. High blood … Thanks! I have seen several posts referencing donating of blood when on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or a cycle to keep your hematocrit levels down. Likewise, measuring the hemoglobin level only might not be a reliable indicator of a person being suitable for blood donation or not. The ferritin levels should also be taken into account to prevent anemia in various donors. 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