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The given recommendations can help you make your donation experience as safe, successful and pleasant as possible.

BEFORE DONATION

 Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, beans, spinach, iron-fortified cereals and raisins.

 Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating.

 Drink an extra 16 oz. of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation.

 Avoid smoking on the day before donating.

 Get a good night's sleep.

DURING DONATION

  Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.

  Relax, listen to music, talk to other donors or read during the donation process.

AFTER DONATION

  Take the time to enjoy a snack and a drink in the refreshments area immediately after donating.

  You are recommended to have a good meal later.

  Do not do any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for the rest of the day.

  If you experience dizziness or lightheadedness after donation, stop what you are doing and sit down or lie down until you feel better.

 

 





 

 

 

 

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