Blood Donations Needed, Two Opportunities To Donate

Blood Donations Needed, Two Opportunities To Donate

Blood Donations Needed, Two Opportunities To Donate

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –Blood Assurance is in critical need of donors, national and local shortages impacts patients. Blood Assurance needs the help of all eligible blood donors in the community. Thus, there are 2 upcoming opportunities for eligible blood donors to donate in Robertson County.

Donating blood is a safe, simple and rewarding experience that usually takes less than an hour! Donating is easy, and it makes a huge difference in the lives of others.

Upcoming Blood Drive dates & locations…

NorthCrest Medical Center Mobile Drive 04/14/2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kroger – White House Mobile Drive 04/24/2021
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Tips for blood donation:

Blood Assurance wants to help make your donation experience as pleasant as possible! Below we have included tips for before and after your donation. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

Sleep
It is important to get a good night’s sleep the night before you donate. Make sure you donate when you are feeling healthy and rested.

Eat
Maintain a significant level of iron in your diet by eating iron rich foods such as red meat, pork, poultry, seafood, beans, dark green leafy vegetables, iron-fortified cereals, breads, pastas and dried fruit. Be sure to eat a meal in the four hours prior to your donation.

Drink
Drink plenty of fluids including juice or water. It is a good idea to drink more water than your usual intake on the day of your donation. Donors are also asked to avoid caffeine.

Avoid
Prior to a donation, donors are asked to avoid alcoholic beverages and avoid caffeine. Donors are also asked to avoid foods that are high in fat.

What To Wear
Wear loose-fitting clothing with sleeves that can be easily rolled up over the elbow.

Ask Questions
Feel free to ask questions! Donor Care Specialists are ready and available to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have throughout the process.

Relax
Take this time to relax. Many regular donors suggest meditating, listening to music or reading while donating. Our Donor Care Specialists will provide you with snacks and drinks throughout the process.

Any person entering a Blood Assurance facility or blood drive MUST wear a mask! Thank you!

Schedule an appointment today! click here. OR call 800.962.0628, or text BAGIVE to 999777.

To find other blood drive dates and locations near you, click here. 

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