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What to do after you donate blood

Published On: Jan 04 2013 02:14:21 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 18 2013 10:01:02 AM CST

While donating blood is a very generous and safe thing to do, there are certain precautions donors should take following a donation.

 

Because you are losing some of your own blood, you need to keep hydrated throughout the day. Drink more water than you normally would.

 

Try to take it easy for the rest of the day. Avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise.

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