In preparation for your donation, eat a hearty meal and drink plenty of fluids.
Iron and Vitamin C: Combining foods rich in iron and Vitamin C will boost your body’s strength – strength you can give to a patient who needs it! Think green veggies and citrus fruits.
Salty snacks: A healthy amount of salty snacks can help make your next blood donation a positive experience and ensure that your gift will be put to use helping save one or more lives!
But don’t skip meals: Think of blood donation as a normal part of your day. Don’t skip or add meals to your normal routine. Just add in some healthy snacks.