I wrote about donating blood for the first time in my post My First Pint.
I gave my second pint on April 11th. Thankfully, it went smoothly. The day before, I made sure I consumed a lot of fluids and the hydration train kept running the morning of (smile). I choose to stick to my norm of not having breakfast so I would learn if I needed to have breakfast on donation days. I even wore a sleeveless shirt for easy access. I did not experience any dizziness or light headiness. In fact, other than the Band-Aid on my arm, I felt no differences and my blood sugar was just fine.
So far, I have donated whole blood via a OneBlood bloodmobile. I need to learn more about the four methods of donation are available.
Cool beans. I will make donating a regular occurrence.
More to come…..