Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience.
The Red Cross recommends getting a good night’s sleep, eating a good breakfast, drinking extra water and fluids to help replace the volume you will donate, avoid drinking caffeinated beverages, and eating iron-rich foods to boost your iron level.
Make an appointment and encourage your family and friends to donate blood on Tuesday, October 1 from 2-6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in the Laddonia Activities Building. The L.A.B building is located at 301 Maple Street in Laddonia. The Laddonia Community Betterment Association is the official sponsor for the drive.