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Even Healthy Blood Donors Sometimes Temporarily Deferred

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 -- 7:19 AM

Many people can donate blood, but even healthy donors are sometimes temporarily deferred due to low hemoglobin levels.

The American Red Cross recommends eligible blood donors eat a well-balanced diet with extra iron-rich foods prior to their donation this fall.

During the fall, iron-rich produce such as broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes, spinach, apricots and chard are in season and therefore more abundant.
Foods high in vitamin C, such as leafy greens, peppers and citrus fruits, help with iron absorption.

There will be a local opportunity for you to donate next week. There will be a blood drive on October 25th from 12-5pm at the Granton High School

Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.