There was a blood drive on Monday and Tuesday on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University. There are many people who donated blood for the first time. I talked to a volunteer and she gave me some do’s and don’ts for giving blood.
The first thing is drinking a lot of water! The blood is made up of mostly water and putting more water in the blood is very good. If a person doesn’t drink a lot of water then the blood will be thick. She also said eat a good meal. Lots of protein and iron. If you eat more protein and iron you are less likely to pass out.
Other ways to prepare for giving blood is to breathe deeply when in the process of giving blood. If you start to feel even slightly sick, tell your nurse and they will help you. Don’t be a hero, it’s ok to feel sick with blood is being drawn.
If you missed the blood drive, don’t worry. It will happen again at the end of the semester.
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