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Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home Provides Tips for Successful Blood Donation during Blood Donor Month

Brooklyn based nursing home urges members of the community to donate blood during Blood Donor Month

 
PRLog - Feb. 4, 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.

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. This is why Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home encourages members of the community to participate in blood drives this month. The Red Cross is facing a blood shortage, a dangerous status when someone in the US is in need of blood every two seconds.

When deciding to give blood, one should follow these simple for the optimal donation experience. First, when giving blood, it is very 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.

“Brooklyn Queens is proud to support the efforts of the Red Cross this month. Blood shortages have an enormous impact on all of us, not only in our specific communities but across our nation as a whole. We're actively encouraging anyone who is eligible to go out and donate blood at least once to help save lives,” said Marty Dicker, Administrator at Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home.

Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home is a premier 140-bed nursing and rehabilitation care center that provides comprehensive inpatient care to all its residents. Located at 2749 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11208, Brooklyn Queens’ professional and compassionate staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a caring and comfortable environment that centers around its residents.  Brooklyn Queens offers outstanding short-term rehabilitation for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, as well as superior long-term care and hospice care. Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home has an exceptional staff of physical, occupational and speech therapists that carefully tailors unique recovery programs for each and every resident.

For more information on Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home, visiting hours or general inquiries, please contact Administrator Marty Dicker at 718.277.5100 or at martyd@brooklynqueensnh.com. Like them at Facebook.com/BkQuRehab and Follow them at Twitter.com/BkQuRehab. Check them out at their newly redesigned website at www.BrooklynQueensNH.com.

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