1. Needle Injury:
Needle injuries or nerve damage may result in a painful arm but it usually resolves spontaneously.
If you are concerned about bruising around the needle site or pain in your arm, please don’t hesitate to contact us to speak to one of our medical personnel.
2. Anaemia or Iron Deficiency:
Anaemia or iron deficiency is the most common of all blood disorders and results in a decrease in haemoglobin (Hb) levels. Hb is the protein in your red cells that transports oxygen to your body’s tissues.
Regular blood donors should ensure that they follow an iron rich diet, although red cells are usually replaced by the bone marrow into the circulatory system within 56 days between donations. Foods rich in iron include fruits, fish, biltong, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and red meat.