The Colts Neck Reformed Church is having our biannual Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 27th from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, located upstairs in the brick Community Center. Please consider contributing to this worthwhile cause. 60% of the population is eligible to donate blood yet only 5% actually do. Just add your name to the signup poster in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings during coffee hour OR call the church office (732-462-4555) to get put on the schedule.
One common reason for being deferred from donating is a low iron count. The following is a list of iron-rich foods that can boost the iron level in your blood:
Red meat / Egg yolks / Dark, leafy greens (spinach, kale) / Dried fruits (prunes, raisins) / Iron-enriched cereals (check the label) / Mollusks (scallops, clams, oysters) / Turkey or chicken giblets / Beans, lentils, chick peas and soy beans / Liver / Artichokes
Tip: If you eat iron-rich foods along with foods that provide plenty of vitamin C, your body can better absorb the iron.