Hofstra University's Blood Donation

Do’s and Don’ts for a Healthy Donation

  • Do donate with a buddy
  • Do not donate if you are not feeling well for any reason.
  • Do eat a low fat healthy meal before you donate.
  • Do drink plenty of fluids one day before, the day of and one day after your donation.
  • Do not smoke immediately before or within one hour after your donation to avoid light-headedness.
  • Do not rush through juice and cookies.