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Blood Donors

Iron helps with red blood cell production and haemoglobin formation, which are essential to life and wellbeing. The main adverse effect of blood donation is iron loss, so blood donors need to maintain a healthy balanced diet to maintain their Iron levels. Blood donors may benefit from taking an iron supplement if they are unable to replenish their iron stores through diet alone.

World Blood Donation Day: Active Iron Offering Free Iron To Blood Donors

June 14, 2019

One in four of us will require a blood transfusion in our lifetime. Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).  The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of…

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Blood Donation: You Don’t Have To Be A Doctor To Save Lives

February 13, 2019

According the Red Cross 1 in 4 of us will need a blood transfusion in our lifetime. Yet rates of blood donation are low, with only 10% of those who can give blood donate. A lack of understanding about eligibility, myths and misconceptions are contributing to low numbers of blood donation.…

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5 tips if you’re afraid to give blood

December 5, 2017

Giving blood is nothing to be afraid of. You’re in the hands of trained professionals who have done this thousands (if not millions) of times. If you really want to donate, but you’re shaking just thinking about it (ugh needles!), consider these top ten tips.
1. Bring a pal
Bring a friend with you – the more the merrier. It’s great to have a hand to squeeze or someone to chat…

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