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Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center Supports January Blood Donor Month and Urges Locals to Donate

Brooklyn based Nursing Home Ditmas Park gives tips for a successful and healthy blood donation

 
PRLog - Feb. 3, 2014 - BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Every year, millions of people donate blood to help others in times of emergency, often for differing reasons. Some donate for a relative or a friend in need, others just for the satisfaction of helping another. The month of January, designated as Blood Donor Month, is particularly important for donations due to the frequency of winter weather accidents and injuries.

Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center encourages members of the community to participate in blood drives this month. The Red Cross is currently facing a blood shortage, a dangerous status when someone in the US is in need of blood every two seconds. An estimated 41,000 blood donations are needed every day and while that goal may not be reached, there are enough people eligible to donate to fill it.

When deciding to give blood, one should follow these simple steps for the best donation experience. First, when giving blood, it is possible to become dizzy from a drop in blood sugar. Drink plenty of water and fruit juice the night and morning before a donation and avoid dehydrating caffeinated beverages. Having food in your stomach also helps decrease light headedness, so it is advised to eat three hours before donation. During your donation, remember to relax. Bring a calming playlist or a book, something that only requires one hand to use. Finally, after your donation, be sure to have a meal high in protein to help your body replenish your blood supply. Remember to steer clear of alcoholic beverages for at least 8 hours post donation.

Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center is a 200-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to all of their residents. Located at 2107 Ditmas Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226, Ditmas Park's professional and compassionate staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a comfortable and caring environment that centers around its residents. Ditmas Park offers exceptional post-acute short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care.

Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center is home to the revolutionary Quick-N-Out rehabilitation program, designed to accelerate recovery time using aggressive therapy techniques catered to each patient to see that they return home as quickly as possible. In addition, Ditmas Park provides the full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as wound-care and much more.

For more information on Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center, visiting hours, or general inquiries, please call 718-462-8100 or email us at administrator@ditmasparkrehabcare.com. Kindly visit our website at www.ditmasparkrehabcare.com. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/ditmasparkrehabcare and Follow us at https://twitter.com/DitmasParkRehab.

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