Two blood drives ahead
Published 5:07 pm Friday, September 18, 2009
Two blood drives will be held in Clanton in the coming weeks.
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc. will hold a drive Saturday, Sept. 26 at Walmart from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The American Red Cross will sponsor a drive a drive Sunday, Oct. 25 at West End Church from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Red Cross gives the following tips for people considering giving blood:
Double your fluid intake in the 48 hours leading up to drive.
Eat a nutritious meal the night before, as well as the day of, the blood drive.
Eat iron-rich foods such as lean beef, broccoli, eggs, green, shrimp or dried beans.
Consume foods rich in Vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, cabbage, tomatoes and sweet potatoes.
Get a good’s night sleep before the drive.