Fiber: is important for blood clotting, building strong bones, and preventing heart disease.
Bananas: are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, copper, potassium, and vitamin B6.
Lean meat: helps keep nerve and blood cells healthy, helps make DNA, prevent megaloblastic anemia, and fuels your brain.
Sweet potatoes: are a good source of fiber and also includes vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and C.
Apples: keep bowels functioning properly, boost immune system, prevents gallstones, decreases the risk of diabetes, and prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
Dark Chocolate: contains iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium.
After your Donation
To avoid a skin rash, clean the area around the strip bandage with soap and water.
Remove the wrap bandage (if you had one put on your arm) within the next hour. If the needle site starts to bleed, apply pressure to it and raise your arm straight up for about 5-10 minutes or until bleeding stops.
Drink an extra four (8 ounce) glasses of liquids and avoid alcohol over the next 24 hours. Keep the strip bandage on for the next several hours.
If you experience dizziness or feel lightheaded after donation, stop what you are doing and sit down or lie down until you feel better.
Avoid performing any activity where fainting may lead to injury for at least 24 hours. Do not do any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for the rest of the day.
Thank you for donating!!
THANK YOU FOR DONATING!
To schedule an appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter “RAMS”.