blood donation facts

Blood donation is voluntarily having your blood drawn for purposes of transfusion in cases where someone needs blood. You can only receive your type of blood in times of blood transfusion. Only blood group O are universal donors. Here are some factors considered before donating blood;

  • In cases where you are a regular blood donor, you are advised to wait fifty-six days between blood donation in order to give your body enough time to recover.
  • You are advised to take foods rich in iron, drink plenty of non- alcoholic fluids the night before donating blood.
  • You must weigh at least 110 lbs to be eligible to donate blood.
  • You must also be HIV negative to donate blood.

Different blood groups have specific blood type diets as follows;

  • Blood type O– you can base your diet on high protein diet with a heavy lean on meat, poultry, fish and vegetables. You can go light on grains, dairy and beans. Use various supplements to help with tummy issues that people with blood type O tend to have most of the time.
  • Blood group type A; maintain a diet based on fruits and vegetables. Stay meat-free. Also, take whole grains which are organic and fresh since people with this blood group type have sensitive stomachs.
  • Blood group type AB; your diet should mainly consist of seafoods, dairy and green vegetables. People with type AB blood have low stomach acid. Some of the things you should avoid is smoking, alcohol and cured meat.
  • Blood group type B; Eat green vegetables, eggs and low-fat dairy. Avoid these foods; corn, buckwheat, wheat, tomatoes, sesame seeds and peanuts.

Different blood food types does not, however, have room for personal tastes when it comes to food. However, depending on your health conditions your diet might be adjusted to meet your body needs in accordance to your health.