Donating blood to help pass drug test is new to us here. So, just like any other home DIY detox method, we decided to test it out.
But first lets get into a little bit of the science and pseudo-science around this.
What Happens when you donate blood
Donating blood is a great way to contribute to society and help out those in need. If you have never donated blood before, you should.
The process is simple, easy and quick. We will just go over the part thats important to us. If you would like better detail into the process check out http://givingblood.org.
How Donating Blood Works
Besides being pricked by a needle, its almost painless. Let’s go over the steps to donating blood.
Do a quick search online to find the a donation center near you. Call first for times and if an appointment is needed.
Registration and pre donation screening
- You will be required to show ID and fill out a registration form with your contact information
- You will be asked about general health issues, drug use and life style
- A short exam is done and a drop of blood is tested
- To prevent injury, you will be seated first
- Blood draw kit is set up near you
- A phlebotomist preps your arm with antiseptic and gets started
- In less then ten minutes, One unit (1 pint) of blood is drawn
- A bandage is applied and your done
Because losing a pint of blood can sometimes leave you light headed. You will be offered a snack and a place to sit around for a few minutes.
The Benefits of Donating
Besides possibly saving lives, there are other benefits you might be interested in. Here are just a few:
- Learn your blood type
- More tests are done and your alerted if any health issues exist
- Safe loss of blood triggers the creation of new cells
- Reduces risk of toxin and mineral blood build up
Thats just naming a few. There was a rumor a of report that stated a reduced risk in cancer for frequent donors. Chances are that report was flawed or maybe never existed.
A study done by the Journal of National Cancer Institute, found no association:
Repeated blood donation was not associated with increased or decreased risk of cancer
Recreational drugs and donating blood
Ok, so do they ask about or test your blood for drug use?
Yes, you will be asked about recreation drug use. It’s important to answer honestly, if you want.
You can donate blood if you do drugs, sort of. They do test for drugs, but not all. They are mostly concerned with the potential risks of intravenous drug use, heroin, dirty needles, etc.,
Marijuana use is usually not an issue and most likely will not test for THC. If you’ve done cocaine recently, there may be an issue.
Coke is considered a hard drug. Cocaine addiction can also lead to making bad decisions and health problems. The metabolites of Cocaine are related to Crack, so you know the deal. Crack heads probably not the best source of healthy blood.
So, if you’ve done coke recently, wait a while before deciding to donate.
Will donating blood before drug test clean your system?
Yes and no,
Yes, losing a pint of blood will generate new blood plasma and dilute any build up in your system.
But that may not necessarily be what you need. Its great for general health, will cut down on toxins and toxin build up, but..
No, Donating blood will not help you pass a drug screening.
Metabolites from recreational drugs can be detected through bodily fluids, blood, hair and nails.
The chances of passing any type of screening by donating blood is thin. THC is stored in fat cells, as long as your breathing, your burning fat.
THC is released into your system, so even newly generated blood cells will be reintroduced with newly released THC. So you wont base a urine test.
Metabolites in hair and nailed are locked-in. The only way to pass one of these is by naturally detoxing or cheating.
You might pass a blood test, but that depends on your use and amount of time between drawings. Chances are low, if at all.