World Blood Donation Day is today; find out what to eat before donating blood



‘World Blood Donation Day’ is observed on this day all around the world. ‘World Blood Donor Day’ this year’s theme is ‘Donating Blood is an Act of Solidarity.’ And blood donation is regarded as a significant donation because it provides a fresh lease on life to those who might otherwise perish due to a lack of blood. On this day, an effort is made to raise public awareness about the importance, needs, and benefits of blood donation. You’re all aware that giving blood at the appropriate time can give many people a fresh lease on life. However, some persons experience dizziness, fatigue, anaemia, or weakness after donating blood. Make sure to eat healthy foods before and after donating blood if you find yourself in this position. We’re going to tell you about it today.

What to eat before donating blood – If you’re going to donate blood, stay hydrated both before and after. Because water makes up half of the blood, you should drink lots of it. Because there may be a deficiency of iron in the body after giving blood, eat additional iron. In reality, your body’s iron levels may be depleted, causing you to feel exhausted.

– If blood donors are available, you can eat iron-rich foods such as chicken, egg, fish, sea fish such as tuna, shrimp, green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, beans, beet greens, broccoli, greens, kale, and other green leafy vegetables.

– Consume some iron-rich fruits and cereals, such as whole-wheat bread, white bread, oats, wheat, white bread, cereals, pulses, corn, and so on. Melons, watermelons, dates, figs, dry apricots, strawberries, dried peaches, raisins, and other fruits are high in iron. In such a case, these cereals and fruits must be consumed before to blood donation.

– Eat citrus fruits and their juices, such as kiwi, pineapple, mango, papaya, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, melons, tomatoes, and watermelons, before donating blood.

Before donating blood, drink 2 glasses of water.

What not to eat before donating blood – Drinking alcohol before donating blood is not recommended. Because it can dehydrate you. Stop drinking alcohol at least 24 hours ahead of time. Simultaneously, avoid fatty foods, junk foods, tea, coffee, and high-calcium foods such as milk, cheese, and yoghurt. Also, 24 to 48 hours before the event, cease drinking red wine, eating chocolate, or taking aspirin.

What to eat after donating blood- You will be offered a small breakfast and something to drink after donating blood. Because it helps to keep your blood sugar and hydration levels in check. To make it return to the body by removing your fluid shortfall, drink an extra 4 cups of water in the next 24 hours, but avoid consuming alcohol.