Apex Rehabilitaiton and Healthcare Supports Blood Donation During January Blood Donation Month

South Huntington based Nursing Home Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare urges members of the community to donate blood during Blood Donor Month.
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HUNTINGTON, N.Y. - Feb. 3, 2014 - PRLog -- Every year, millions of people donate blood to help others in times of emergency, often for many different reasons. Some donate for a relative or a friend in need, others just for the satisfaction of helping others. 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 Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare encourages members of the community to participate in blood drives this month. The Red Cross is facing a 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 experience. First, when giving blood, it is possible to become dizzy from a drop in your 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.

“Apex is proud to do all it can in support of the efforts of the Red Cross this month. Blood shortages can have a huge impact on many people not just in our community, but across the country as a whole. We're encouraging anyone who is eligible to go out and give blood at least once to help save lives,” stated Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare Administrator Ari Silberstein.

Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a 195-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to all of their residents. Located at 78 Birchwood Drive, South Huntington, NY, 11746, Apex's professional and compassionate staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a comfortable and caring environment that centers around its residents. Apex offers exceptional post-acute short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care. Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare provides the full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as wound-care and much more.

For more information on Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare, visiting hours, or general inquiries, contact Ari Silberstein at 631-592-6400 or asilberstein@apexrehabcare.com. Kindly visit our website at www.ApexRehabCare.com. Like us at Facebook.com/ApexRehabCenter and Follow us at Twitter.com/ApexRehabLI.

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