I’ve donated blood 22 times already. Each time i’ve had no problem getting the blood from my arm or even having blood well enough to donate.
But on wednesday, i went to give my first platelet donation ever. Then outta nowhere, I find out my iron was low as hell! Even the lady who took it wanted to recheck through a different finger and, again, it was still too low. (You need at least 12.5)
How the hell am i low in iron?! In the previous 24 hours prior to that, I ate 8 pieces of spicy tuna and 3 hand rolls of salmon and albacore, 3 tacos & 2 chicken soft taco’s that same night (taco tuesday whaddup), glasses of orange juice in the morning and 4 blueberry waffles, then the last meal prior was 1 hour being a carne asada bake AND a polish sausage.
i know i’m a chunky beast, but…you tell me that had no iron in it.
btw. DONATE BLOOD. you got extra blood, give it to someone who needs it.