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blood boosting

blood dop·ing

(blŭd dōp'ing)
Infusion of red blood cells, usually freeze-preserved autologous packed red blood cells, to increase hematocrit and hemoglobin levels; used by endurance athletes to increase blood's oxygen-carrying capacity and thus enhance endurance performance.
Synonym(s): blood boosting, induced erythrocythemia.
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Tygart also took issue with Armstrong's claim that his favored drug cocktail of blood-boosting EPO, blood transfusions and testosterone included just a small amount of EPO.
Armstrong told to Winfrey that he had used a banned cocktail of the blood-boosting agent EPO, blood transfusions and testosterone.
The disgraced rider took the blood-boosting agent EPO, human growth hormone and blood transfusions to gain an edge over his rivals.
Armstrong confirmed he doped during all seven of his Tour de France wins, from 1999 to 2005 and that he used blood-boosting agent EPO, blood doping and testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone.
After years of denials, the 41-year-old Texan told the chat show host that he had used the blood-boosting agent EPO, as well as taking testosterone, human growth hormone, cortisone and blood doping.
LANCE Armstrong has confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during all seven of his Tour de France victories, saying: "I view this situation as one big lie." After years of denials, the 41-year-old American told Oprah Winfrey in a much-anticipated television interview that during his record run, from 1999 to 2005, he used blood-boosting agent EPO, blood doping, testosterone, cortisone and human growth hormone.
In an open letter published on www.cyclingnews.com, Julich admitted to use of blood-boosting agent EPO between August 1996 and July 1998.
In August of 2008, he was slapped with two years' ineligibility by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) for a doping offence and was found to have used a banned blood-boosting substance in retroactive tests after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Millar served a two-year suspension in 2004 after admitting to taking the blood-boosting agent EPO, but was named in a provisional selection of eight riders.
Ramzi won Bahrain's first ever Olympic track-and-field gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, but was stripped of the medal and banned for two years after testing positive in retroactive tests for the banned blood-boosting drug CERA.
New allegations against Armstrong recently came to light by former teammate Tyler Hamilton in a 60 minutes interview last Sunday.  Hamilton accused Armstrong of taking EPO, a blood-boosting steroid. 
The FDA posted its safety review of the three blood-boosting medications from Amgen Inc.