Precautions to take while donating Blood

 | 
blood donation
If you are planning to donate blood for the first time on the day of World Blood Donor's day then you must know about some precautions to take while donating blood.

If you are planning to donate blood for the first time on the day of World Blood Donor's day then you must know about some precautions to take while donating blood. Check out some basic information:

blood

Before donating precautions

There are some basic things that you have to follow before donating blood. Check out:

  • Avoid Alcohol and aspirins before donating blood at least 24 hours before.
  • Drink plenty of water and fruit juice before donating blood.
  • Don't donate blood on an empty stomach as it may make you tired and feel of weakness.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes.
  • Do not panic and take good sleep at night to feel fresh at the time of donating.
  • If you want to donate the platelets then do not take aspirin for the last two days.

blood

Things to do after donating blood

There are certain things that you should follow after donating blood. Check out:

  • After donating sit for 10-20 minutes untill you feel good.
  • Drink juice and water and eat some biscuits or other snacks to get energy.
  • Don't drive for some hours because there is the possibility that you may faint while driving.
  • After donating blood avoid drinking alcohol for at least 12 hours.