HOW TO DONATE BLOOD
(WHEN YOU ARE A UNIVERSAL DONOR BUT YOUR IRON AND BLOOD PRESSURE LEVELS TEND TO BE LOW)
-Add a few shakes of cayenne pepper to the wake-up yogi elixir of hot lemon water and honey.
-Forgo the tiny cup of home-made, nondairy chai that usually follows (caffeine somehow lowers iron levels).
-Drop two slow-release iron pills.
-Do the asthanga Intermediate series (to activate the nervous system and raise the pulse)
-Drink Dharma's Breakfast Blend, a smoothie whose base is high-protein (raw, soaked, peeled) almonds.
-After class, accept five dark chocolate-covered almonds from the boss - who assures you it will raise blood pressure.
-Eat a handful of salty snacks, just in case.
-Eat a sandwich of Ezekiel Bread with peanut butter and honey.
-Drink water. Lots of water.
-Drive to donation site.
-Fill out the forms.
-Pass the tests!
-Donate while squeezing a ball and watching a soap opera on TV.
-Wait for ten minutes afterwords. Drink juice. Eat pretzels.
-Later, take a nap and eat and drink more water than usual, so you don't get faint. Drive to the evening class. And avoid demonstrating too much, or adjusting too many students (since lowering the head and lifting it up again makes the aperture start to close).
-Make an appointment to do it again.
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