Published in Blood Weekly, October 23rd, 1995
Blood donor programs typically defer individuals 65 years of age and older from giving blood.
Philip J. Garry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the United Blood Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and colleagues performed a five-year trial to discover if healthy elderly individuals can donate blood regularly without problems ("Iron Stores and Iron Absorption: Effects of Repeated Blood Donations," the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 1995;62(3):611-620).
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