It's the end of March, which means that American Red Cross Month is almost over. But there's still one more chance to show your support by providing blood to hospital patients.
The American Red Cross will be at LifeBridge Health & Fitness today from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 410-318-6817 to reserve a space.
According to the Red Cross, every two seconds someone needs blood, but only a small percentage of the eligible U.S. population donates blood in any given year.
Tips for a successful donation include:
- Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet
- Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz of liquid before and after your donation
- Have a healthy meal before your donation – avoid foods high in fat just prior to donation
- Remember to bring your identification (such as a driver's license)