International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2014)

Blood doping: Is it really worth it


Sukhvir Singh

Blood doping is an illicit method of improving athletic performance by artificially boosting the blood's ability to bring more oxygen to muscles. In many cases, blood doping increases the amount of haemoglobin in the bloodstream. Haemoglobin is an oxygen-carrying protein in the blood. So increasing haemoglobin allows higher amounts of oxygen to reach and fuel an athlete's muscles. This can improve stamina and performance, particularly in long-distance events, such as running and cycling. Blood doping is banned by the International Olympic Committee and other sports organizations. In normal medical practice, patients may undergo blood transfusions to replace blood lost due to injury or surgery. Transfusions also are given to patients who suffer from low red blood cell counts caused by anemia, kidney failure and other conditions or treatments
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Sukhvir Singh. Blood doping: Is it really worth it. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 209-212
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