I tried to give blood today, but my iron was too low and I'm really bummed. :(
It was literally only.2 points too low... my level was 12.3 and redcross requires 12.5 apparently :(
Most Helpful Guy
That could likely be fixed just with a little more protein in your diet! Don't get depressed!1
Most Helpful Girl
Oh no :( At least you tried though, that's what counts! Loads of people find it difficult to give blood so you're not the only one!
And that doesn't mean you can't try another time.. Maybe take extra precautions to get yourself even more prepared for the next donation? Drink loads of water, eat plenty of food and focus more on iron-rich foods such as dark-green leafy vegetables, brown rice, beans, nuts, white and red meat etc etc
I'm glad you tried :D Not many people can even be bothered to do it1