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Fairview Nursing Care Center Supports January Blood Donor Month and Urges the Public to Help Donate

Forest Hills, NY based nursing home recognizes and encourages community members to donate blood during Blood Donor Month

 
PRLog - Feb. 5, 2014 - FOREST HILLS, N.Y. -- Every year, millions of people donate blood to help others in times of emergency, often for various 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 Fairview Nursing Care Center encourages members of the community to participate in blood drives this month. The Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage, a dangerous situation to be in when someone in the US is in need of blood every two seconds.

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.

“Blood donation is an extremely important civic duty. It is something that takes up just a few moments of your time but can literally be a lifesaver to someone in need. Having a low blood supply is a national emergency, and we all must do our part to help solve this issue,” remarked Asher Frankel, Administrator at Fairview Nursing Care Center.

Fairview Nursing Care Center is a leader in quality short term rehab and long term care. Located at 69-70 Grand Central Parkway, Forest Hills, NY 11375, Fairview overlooks the lake at Flushing Meadows, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Fairview provides the perfect atmosphere for health, wellness, and superior care. The 200 bed skilled nursing facility offers short term rehabilitation, sub-acute medical services, post surgical care, hospice services, and a specialized long term care program.


For more information on Fairview Nursing Care Center, visiting hours, or general inquiries, kindly contact Asher Frankel at 718-263-4600 or send us an email at afrankel@fairviewrehab.com. Check out our website at www.fairviewrehab.com (http://www.fairviewnursing.com/). Like us at Facebook.com/fairviewnursingcare and Follow us at @fairviewnursing (https://twitter.com/FairviewNursing).

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