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How many calories in a blood donation?

Postby Runner » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:42 pm

I'm a regular blood donor, and i'm due to give blood next monday. I'm just wondering if anyone knows how much i need to eat back calorie wise? Do i even need too? and then whats better protein or carbs? I'm going to ask the nurse about it when i go but i'm also after your opinions.
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Re: How many calories in a blood donation?

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:37 am

Too late now! But no, you don't need to eat anything calorie wise. You will need to drink something (because they're essentially taking out fluid and your body needs more water to re-make the blood) and possibly (depending on the time of your donation) have a small healthy snack beforehand to make sure your blood sugar is not too low. Calorie wise though I wouldn't worry
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Re: How many calories in a blood donation?

Postby Runner » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:59 pm

Your not too late, I had to move my appointment as I had a mild cold last week. I felt fine on monday but would never wat to risk someones elses health.
You should see me guzzle the water, I bring water bottle with me so I can drink while I do the interview! Those plastic cups they give you are so small, and not the best for the environment. Thanks heaps for you advice Butterfly dawn.
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