To have a successful experience donating blood, there are some steps you should take prior to donating.
Some of these steps include:
- Eat a meal high in iron, such as spinach, red meat, fish and poultry.
- Drink plenty of water, at least an extra 16 oz. before donating
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Avoid eating fatty foods before you donate
- Bring your donor’s card and two forms of identification