Getting ready to give blood -
November 2nd 2009, 12:17 AM
I just turned sixteen, and I'm going to be giving blood for the first time this week. I am not a vegetarian, but I don't eat any meat other than chicken and fish. I just want to make sure that I have high enough levels of what not in my blood so I am not rejected as a donor now that I have decided to neglect my fear of others stabbing me with a giant needle (cringe) and give blood
Is there anything I should be eating/not eating?
Re: Getting ready to give blood -
November 2nd 2009, 01:17 AM
make sure you eat foods that are high in iron in the days before you give blood because a lot of people get rejected because of that.. and generally eat healthily.
don't worry about the needle.. you hardly feel it! [honest!!]
i'd be dead if it wasn't for blood donors.. so good on you!
..and our dreams will break the boundaries of our fears..