May 24, 2013
The past five times I tried to donate, I discovered my hemoglobin levels were below the threshold. As a result, I was given a high-iron foods list to consider. So the sixth time, today, I decided to prepare by eating more of the foods in the two weeks leading up to my scheduled donation date. It was a success! Today was the first time in six months I have donated blood, and I couldn't be any happier that I am contributing to a greater cause to benefit my community.