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I have been donating blood for some years now and I only started my vegan lifestyle a couple of months ago.
Since then, every time I have donated blood, I have to apply pressure on the puncture site several hours or else it starts bleeding again.
I am super healthy and I take care that I get enough vitamin K.
Can anyone explain why I bleed so easily?

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    Posted by ahimsa32fa at 01/19/17 12:11:38

    "Easily" is a rather subjective adverb. A vegan tends to have thinner blood than the average American, because of the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol consumed.

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