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June 14, 2020 • jainendra joshi • MEDICAL AND HEALTH

 

 

 

 

In the days before your donation,

 

eat healthy, iron-rich foods like spinach, red meat, fish, poultry, beans

, iron-fortified cereals and raisins. This will help maintain a healthy iron level. The number one reason for

deferrals is anemia Get a good night’s sleep At least 3 hours before donating, eat a balanced meal and

avoid fatty foods, like hamburgers, fries, or frozen dessert Drink an extra 16 oz. of water and fluids before

the donation; you'll be deferred for dehydration Don’t forget to bring a valid government-issued photo ID,

a list of medications you are taking

 

during the blood donation

  • Wear clothing with short sleeves or sleeves that can be raised above the elbow
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  • If you have a preference of arm or vein that you like the phlebotomist to use for your donation, let
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  • them know
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  • Relax, listen to music, talk to others, or watch movies on our comfortable donor lounge chairs
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  • designed specifically for apheresis donations
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  • Enjoy an assortment of refreshments in our canteen area immediately after donating

 

during the blood donation

 

Wear clothing with short sleeves or sleeves that can be raised above the elbow

If you've got a preference of arm or vein that you simply just like the phlebotomist to use

for your donation, allow them to know Relax, listen to music, talk to others, or watch

movies on our comfortable donor lounge chairs designed specifically for apheresis

donations Enjoy an assortment of refreshments in our canteen area immediately after

donating

 

after the blood donation

Drink many fluids over subsequent 24-48 hours to replenish any fluids you lost during donation Do not

skip any meals and confirm to eat after your donation Avoid strenuous physical activity or work for about

24 hours after donation If you are feeling light headed, lie down, preferably with feet elevated, until the

sensation passes If something doesn’t feel right, call the Donor Center’s toll-free number provided to you

after your donation Enjoy your day and know that you have made a positive difference

 

Eligibility Requirements


In order to donate you must meet the requirements listed below.


Please note that this is not a complete list; other eligibility factors will apply.

Be in good health and feeling well


Be at least 18 years old


Weigh at least 110 pounds


Are not pregnant


Possess a valid government-issued photo ID (Example: Driver’s License, Military ID, etc.)


Do NOT donate if any of the subsequent apply to you:

Have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C

Have ever used needles to require drugs, steroids, or anything not prescribed by your doctor

Have had syphilis or gonorrhea in the past 12 months