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accepted How much does donating blood affect the amount of oxygen in your blood stream at high altitude?
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revised How much does donating blood affect the amount of oxygen in your blood stream at high altitude?
Edited title to be more clear about the true nature of my question
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comment How much does donating blood affect the amount of oxygen in your blood stream at high altitude?
Also the graph shows that the degradation of oxygen saturation isn't linear. In the linked article it noted that oxygen saturation is also tied to air pressure, so it's probably a more complex formula.
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comment How much does donating blood affect the amount of oxygen in your blood stream at high altitude?
I'm not sure that is right. If you lived in Denver which is 5,000 MSL then donating blood would be the equivalent of being at 15,000 MSL. At 15,000 MSL the time of useful consciousness can be as low as 30 minutes or worse depending on things like smoking or general health?
Feb
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comment How much does donating blood affect the amount of oxygen in your blood stream at high altitude?
Right but how much are hemoglobin levels reduced and what does that reduction do to the overall oxygen levels in the blood? If you lose x% of hemoglobin after donation then being at sea level would be equivalent to being at.... 5,000 feet MSL? Basically my question is: how much earlier will altitude affect the body after blood donation than without?
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