A retrospective cohort study of blood hemoglobin levels in blood donors and competitive rowers.

@article{Johansson2008ARC,
  title={A retrospective cohort study of blood hemoglobin levels in blood donors and competitive rowers.},
  author={P{\"a}r Ingemar Johansson and Henrik Ullum and Kurt Jensen and Niels H Secher},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          92-5
        }
}
To investigate the distribution of blood hemoglobin levels in healthy blood donors and elite athletes, a retrospective cohort study from 2001 to 2005 of candidate blood donors and elite rowers in Denmark was performed. Eighty-five thousand eight hundred and forty-six blood donors were identified (36 962 males), and 3.9% of the males had a blood hemoglobin above 10.5 mM, equalling a hematocrit of 51% and, 1.6% of the females had hemoglobin above 9.7 mM, corresponding to a hematocrit above 47… CONTINUE READING
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