Tips for a successful blood donation

POSTED: 01:01 PM MST Dec 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:11 AM MST Dec 20, 2012 
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To have a successful experience donating blood, there are some steps you should take prior to donating.

 

Some of these steps include:

-         Eat a meal high in iron, such as spinach, red meat, fish and poultry.

-         Drink plenty of water, at least an extra 16 oz. before donating

-         Get a good night’s sleep

-         Avoid eating fatty foods before you donate

-         Bring your donor’s card and two forms of identification