Tips for a successful blood donation

Published On: Dec 06 2012 02:01:48 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 12:11:07 PM CST

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