A 36-year-old member asked:
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could you tell me what are good things to eat prior to blood donation?

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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
~1hr before...: ...A light snack and prehydrate with about 1/2-1 liter of your preferred beverage. Shouldn't donate w/full stomach w/heavy meal, as may get nausea just as likely as if on empty stomach. Few days before, iron-rich foods (red meat if so inclined), dark greens, good nutritious food so body has what it will need to start to replace lost unit. Continue after for 1-2 days while replenishing loss.
Answered on Apr 30, 2013

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