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So, I donated blood a few days ago and the non-profit that handles the donations in my area has a cool thing where you can make a profile and it will update with all of your info.

So now I actually know my blood type and can schedule future donations weeks in advance. But it also stores info from your wellness check before you donate. All my stats were fine, great even except for my cholesterol; these results just popped up on my profile. So it said my cholesterol was 231 and that the desirable range is up to 200. So its borderline high.


Isn't there 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol though? This just gave me one number instead of a ratio, so it's unclear. I remember a few years ago I got a bunch of lab work done at my doctor's and he said my 'good' cholesterol was unusually high. My heart rate was 68 and my super-nervous-in-any-clinical-setting blood pressure was 110/78 so it's not like I'm hypertensive or anything. Just thought it was odd and since I'm 25 and healthy I pretty much know nothing about cholesterol.

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