Little Woodsman said:
another factor to remember in giving blood is to NOT do it regularly. if you give blood when you loose blood your body works harder to restore the amount you normally have, thus temporary pigheadedness and hence they give you juice and sweet food as that helps increase the blood output. now as many donation veterans will tell you, you wont be getting that at 10th time and so on. because your body adjusts and starts making more blood all the time since you will be loosing a lot of it. now that is fine, until you stop. lets say you get ill or anything that prevents you from donating on regular basis, then suddenly you got a lot of excess blood produced, without letting it down. if this goes untreated it can literally burst veins.
Ummm, NO. Just no.
Your body will *NOT* overproduce blood & "literally burst veins".
I can't even imagine where you got that idea.
BTW--I'm living proof. I had to take a year off of donating following an accidental blood exposure, and I can
assure you that I didn't produce more blood during that year.
How often were you donating before? right here we got "once every 2 months only" for multitude reasons this being one of them. your body did produce more blood if you lost blood regulary in the past (this applies to donation, blood trasnfer, wounds, ect), and it did increase pressure unless that contaminatino you mention in some way lowered blood amount (does not need directly drain to be lowered). weins of course dont burst for everyone, but this technically can happen. of course other signs will show before that.
human body adapts to survive. if you constantly loose blood, it will adapt to produce more. if you suddenly stop loosing blood, the production does not simply go off like a switch and coninueto produce more.
As for your living proof, you did produce the same amount of blood. but you did not loose any during that year (as per your assumption), therefore amount of blood inside your body was higher than last year. Now if the amount higher were significant, it will result in increased blood pressure, mre work for your heart, and in extreme cases veins tearing.