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Blood doping
Updated: 10/31/2020
Blood doping
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  • You do understand all the risks, right?
  • Yes, I do.
  • OR
  • This 5000 meter run is going to be so easy!
  • 3-4 weeks before the event, blood is extracted from the athlete.
  • The athlete is injected with erythropoietin (EPO), which is a hormone that acts on the bone marrow to stimulate red blood cell production.
  • I'm feeling a lot less tired than I should. I guess this stuff really works!
  • The athlete trains for the event as they normally would.
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  • Blood is transfused into the athlete 1-2 days before the event if the athlete chooses to do a transfusion rather than injecting EPO.
  • The athlete performers better than they normally would due to an increase in blood level count which causes more oxygen to be supplied their muscles.
  • The athlete that blood doped performs better compared to other athletes that didn't due to their unfair advantage.
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