is this really dangerous to inject EPO? doesn't it increase red blood cell counts so it thickens the blood and can cause strokes, CVAs?? does anyone know anything about EPO? does it increase oxygen to the brain and body? I suffered a stroke and am severely handicapped. I've heard there is also a chemical called ITPP which binds to hemoglobin but it is less effective. EPO may be risky in that it causes kidney damage or death?