side effect of donating blood?

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Old Feb 21, 13, 1:46 pm
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side effect of donating blood?

I donate blood about quarterly. I know I could donate more often than that, but quarterly works out for me, as my company hosts quarterly blood drives.

The past few times I've donated, I've noticed that the evening after donating, and even the next day, I'm exhausted. Mr. Kipper helped me prepare dinner last night, as I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle all of it by myself. I went to bed at 9 PM last night.

Today, I'm already pondering taking a nap when I get home from work, as I have an event this evening, and I don't know that I'll stay awake for it without a nap!

Is this normal, or at least not abnormal???
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Old Feb 21, 13, 3:39 pm
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There is a good article on it here.
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Old Feb 21, 13, 4:05 pm
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There is a good article on it here.
Thanks! Sounds like I need to boost my iron intake for a bit.
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Old Mar 1, 13, 11:26 am
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Yep! A good amount of iron in your system before having your blood drawn is key!

Try to make sure that the night before a blood drive you have some red meat and leafy greens. I'd also suggest just before going into the blood-mobile have some peanut butter on celery. Red meat, leafy greens, and peanut butter are all extremely high in iron. May not be the best things to eat all the time, but just before a blood drive, they are imperative!
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And a pint of Guinness.
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Originally Posted by Silver Fox View Post
And a pint of Guinness.
Ha! When I was in the Army, we'd normally get the rest of the day off after donating blood. More than once, I remember going out drinking...and it took far less to feel it
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Ha! When I was in the Army, we'd normally get the rest of the day off after donating blood. More than once, I remember going out drinking...and it took far less to feel it
Far be it from me to say that any soldier would give blood just to get the day off. No sir, not I, nor anybody I know, or knew, or might know in the future !
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Old Mar 3, 13, 3:20 pm
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Ha! When I was in the Army, we'd normally get the rest of the day off after donating blood. More than once, I remember going out drinking...and it took far less to feel it
LOL, I did that once. It was shortly after 9/11, and I donated, then proceeded to start drinking. It did take far less to feel it.
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