Are you saying because I donated so frequently that I run the risk of higher hemoglobin and hematocrit while supplementing with iron or that just by being on TRT and taking iron I need to watch for elevated levels. In other words, did the extensive donations cause issues for me on the recovery of ferritin side of things?
Donating blood (phlebotomy) does not promote higher hgb and hct, it is done to treat (reduce) high hbg and hct by removing red blood cells from the blood volume. It also decreases ferritin, and many guys who donate blood to bring down HGB/HCT end up depleted of ferritin. Yes, TRT can cause erythrocytosis. Read around the forum, It is a very common problem. There are many threads addressing these issues.
No question in my mind, yes, the extensive donations depleted your ferritin. That's the whole point.