Q: Dear DR Ketch please I need you counseling, when other people donated blood to someone they used to take some bottle of stout beer to gain back the blood, but we do advice to stay away from alcohol because it has negative effect in the body system, is stout not alcohol?
I just love your question! Yes, stout is alcohol and I am not quite sure who came up with the idea of drinking it to gain back blood! Absolutely not!!! Indeed, you are to avoid alcohol for at least 8 hours after!
Here are some tips to guide you, before, during and after the blood donation.
To donate blood, you have to be at least 17 years or over, in good health with a healthy blood count and weigh more than 50kg, you can donate whole blood every 56 days and your blood will be screened…
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