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In preparation for your donation, eat a hearty meal and drink plenty of fluids.
Hydration is important before and after your donation. The more water you drink the easier your blood moves through your body.
In the moments before and during your donation do some simple flexing or tension exercises.
To protect the patients that may receive your blood, it will go through a number of tests for several types of infections, potentially harmful antibodies and, of course, to confirm your blood type.
Your blood will then be separated into components if needed, packaged and sent to a local hospital where it may just save someone’s life!