This article reviews the history, technique, effects, side effects, and detection of blood boosting. It also considers whether or not this particular performance enhancement technique is a thing of the past or a continuing form of abuse among athletes.
- blood boosting
- Hb, haemoglobin
- IOC, International Olympic Committee
- RBC, red blood cell
- rHuEpo, recombinant human erythropoietin
- Vo2max, maximal oxygen uptake
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