Jefferson Hematologist Appears in Philadelphia Daily News Article About Blood Doping
Blood doping is the process of boosting the number of red blood cells in the bloodstream to enhance performance.
Dr. Mark Weiss, director of hematologic malignancies at the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center, talks about the dangers of blood doping in an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News. He explains, "Too many red cells can thicken the blood," creating clots that can cause a stroke or heart attack.
He adds, "To use a crude metaphor, there's a risk that your blood would become more like grape jam than grape juice."
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Publication: Philadelphia Daily News