Tyler was "set up" to fail!?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by TiMan, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. patch70

    patch70 New Member

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    Thousands of blood transfusions are given every day in hospitals etc. The current state of testing for blood-borne viral infections is such that the risk is very, very small.

    As stated by others, the benefit of using someone else's blood rather than your own is that (1) it is fresh blood, not stored, and so less damaged cells; (2) you don't have to go through the problem of reduced performance following a donation.
    However, Epo would be easier and safer!
     


  2. Perro Loco

    Perro Loco New Member

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    In an interview from August 04 Lasse Viren still denied recieving transfusions.
     
  3. Perro Loco

    Perro Loco New Member

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    If done in a blood bank in a developed country the risk is low but not zero. Hepatitis B <1:300,000, Hepatitis C , HTLV1 and HIV ~1 in 2 million.
    However, I suspect some of these transfusions may not be done under the auspices of an accreditied blood bank.
     
  4. patch70

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    But they can choose their blood donors carefully (eg spouses, family members) whom they know to have been tested. Plus they can vaccinate themselves for Hep B. So even with a risk of 1 in about a million, they are taking far greater risks riding a bicycle on roads 7 hours every day.
     
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