Maintaining a good Haemoglobin (Hb) level is very important for your health as well as for donating blood. We test your Hb level every time before you donate blood. In order to donate blood, men’s Hb level need to be 13.5g/dl and females’ 12.5g/dl. Often blood donors get deferred because of a low Hb level.
As part of our continued effort to create awareness about healthy iron-rich foods that could boost your iron (Hb) levels, we feature an iron-rich recipe in our quarterly donor newsletter, Blood Buzz. We recently featured an article about ‘Maintaining Haemoglobin (Iron) Levels the Natural Way’, please feel free to read it again.
We are proud to have compiled a cookbook, containing all of the yummiest recipes featured in past editions of the Blood Buzz. We have also included some of our staff’s own recipes for you to enjoy. Please use them, let us know what you think and feel free to share them with your loved ones.
A special word of thanks to Irma Gevers for her regular recipe contributions and a special thanks to Lize-Mari Badenhorst, Dr Caroline Hilton, Shereen Gomez, Vasti le Roux, Christoff van Wyk and Ishaam September for their contributions.
Enjoy cooking and getting iron-spired!
Yours in blood donation