McJohn, on Mar 16 2006, 11:22 AM, said:
billh, on Mar 16 2006, 09:21 AM, said:
I want to believe he is innocent. However, I noticed in the interview, he only said, "I never transfused someone else's blood". Isn't there a type of doping that transfuses one's own enriched blood?
That is the typical way it is used. You withdraw whole blood, extract the RBC's, reinject the rest (or not) and save the RBC's. Your body replaces them as it detects a shortage. Then shortly before an event, you reinject all the stored RBC's, giving yourself a fairly brief over abundance of oxygen carrying ability. AFAIK it isn't really possible to test for that sort of blood doping, other than with the '50% hematocrit' catch-all rule.
That is the point I've made a couple of times on the Tyler topic, which is that transfusing somebody else's blood is scary and unnecessary. That's why I believe him when he vehemently denies the results of the tests.
It makes no sense. My other point is that it does not require illegal methods to jack your crit up, so again, it doesn't make much sense to take such extrodinary risks when it's just not necessary to achieve the fitness you're after.
On top of that, he's just not that kind of person as far as I can see.