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4 posts for category "For Your Health":

February 15, 2016

What you need to know about Zika

by CBCC

With the rise in reported cases of Zika virus around the world, the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas remains focused on patient and donor safety as we continue to monitor developments. Zika, a virus of African origin, has spread... Read More

May 13, 2015

Blood Pressure Awareness

by Lauren Bailey

Have you gotten your blood pressure tested lately?  If you donate blood, we check it for you every time! If your blood pressure is 120/80 or below, then you are in the normal range.  But if your blood pressure is... Read More

March 5, 2013

How To: Get Pumped Up For Blood Donation

by Molly

To be eligible to donate blood, your hemoglobin (iron level) must be at least 12.5 on the day of your donation.  Because a person’s iron level fluctuates on a daily basis it is important to eat iron-rich or iron-fortified foods... Read More

February 28, 2013

Get Pumped Up!

by Molly

Maintain a healthy and iron-rich diet when giving blood! Why? You need good iron to donate blood, so be proactive with your iron intake. Iron is an essential mineral in your body; it’s important for increasing hemoglobin levels, helping cells... Read More

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