After work today, I headed out to LifeSource for my routine blood donation. And I knew, I just knew I was in trouble. Not only hadn't I gorged on red meat and beans (both high in iron), but I had forgotten to stop at McD's for a large orange juice to give me a pre-bloodlet boost.
I'm one of those people with crazy anemic like iron levels. And unless I fortify giving blood is a no-go.
And sadly this chica failed the hemoglobin test. :o(
I'm so disappointed. People need my blood and it won't be there for another three weeks (since that's when I can try again).
But know this, come April I'm having a Barbacoa Burrito from Chipotle, they never let my platlets down. :o)
In the meantime, if you're a healthy individual, please consider donating at your local blood bank. Someone, somewhere will surely thank you for it.