FYI's Health Tip: Before You Donate Blood -- Diana Kohnle

Home > Health Information from A-Z > Health News > 

(HealthDay News) -- Donating blood isn't a trivial matter. Without preparation, you can become tired and listless after your act of kindness.

The American Red Cross offers this advice before you donate:

  • Eat plenty of iron-rich foods, including red meat, leafy greens, beans, poultry, raisins and iron-fortified cereals.
  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Drink extra fluids -- about 16 ounces of water or something else that's non-alcoholic.
  • Avoid taking aspirin for two days before the donation.
...
-
image Seton is proud to have four hospitals – the only hospitals in Central Texas - that have earned the Magnet designation, the highest award for nursing excellence given by the American Nurses Association.
-