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I'm donating blood today for the first time. How should I expect to feel after wards?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Donating

You will feel a slight high because of the good deed and realizing that someone else will benefit.
You will have to replace the volume of fluid removed from your body, and this will equilibrate within 1-2 hours, and you can use any non alcoholic beverage. Remember that people were made with excess blood forming capacity to allow them to bleed a bit from injuries.

In brief: Donating

You will feel a slight high because of the good deed and realizing that someone else will benefit.
You will have to replace the volume of fluid removed from your body, and this will equilibrate within 1-2 hours, and you can use any non alcoholic beverage. Remember that people were made with excess blood forming capacity to allow them to bleed a bit from injuries.
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