Monday, January 19
Answer for Aubrey
In order to speed up your blood donation you first need to prepare. The day before and the day of you need to drink plenty of water. (Well hydrated, fast flow). Then when you are in the bleeding stage of donation, ask for a squishy ball and squeeze regularly and strongly to keep up the flow. My longest time is 6.5 minutes and shortest is 4 minutes 55 seconds (that was difficult to pull off though). I encourage all to donate blood. Believe me, it is needed and used. My patients' require blood all to frequently at work. Hurray for the Red Cross.