I am excited because I just found out that I can donate blood. For my whole life, I thought that I was prevented from doing so, because I had Hep A when I was 5 (the was an epidemic at the time...).
The blood bank tells me, though, that my hematocrit is 37%, and I have to have a 'crit of 38% in order to donate.
They gave me a list of things to eat which are high in iron...but I'm wondering...does anyone have any suggestions as to what is the BEST thing to eat, the FASTEST way to get my 'crit up? (Okay, going to Mt. Everest is NOT an option...
BTW -- in the "nursing issues" I have posted something about tattoos and health professionals, because you can't donate for 12 mos after having a tattoo. I invite folks to comment...