What if I have donated blood to close to an event?

Kate's Question
I very foolishly donated whole blood 9 days out from attempting the full marathon. I have since checked various running forums and discovered that this could significantly affect how I feel/perform on the day. Do you have any tips for how to minimise the impact?


Lee's response

Hi Kate,

You will be fine. Take an iron supplement today and tomorrow to give you piece of mind but the major issue would be if you were trying to run the marathon 24 - 48hrs after donating blood.
Best of luck over the next couple of days.