Everyone should give blood if/when they can. I went to donate this week and for the second time out of 23 successful donations, I was turned down. My iron is too low. The Red Cross requires me to be a 12.5 and I came in at 12.4 (the second try was 12.2). This means that I need to take a look at my diet. I take a multi-vitamin daily, and I really feel that should be enough to keep my iron up once added to the spinach and raisins that I consume. This is a good reminder that we don’t just need to look at calories, but the nutrients that we consume as they are very important to how our bodies function.