Feb 20, 2007, 10:09 PM
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protein s factor 5
I have a friend who wants to make her first skydive on a tandem jump soon. One concern is she has a blood disorder called Protein S factor 5 (not sure if that is the right way to say it, blood is too thick which she counters with baby asprin daily). Does anyone have any experience jumping with this condition?
Hi Wesley, I'm FVL positive (factor five leiden) and Protein S deficient as well (it's actually 2 conditions). They contribute to clotting of the blood - or in other words, we that have that are more likely to suffer from blood clots than the average joe (jumper) :)
I recently had a clot and am currently on blood thinners a bit more potent than baby asprin. My hemotolgist has ok'd me going back to jumping. I'm careful about who I jump with and the conditions I jump in.
Hope that helps - sorry I didn't reply sooner, but just noticed this post now.