B Positive Insider Blog

Simple Smoked Paprika Salmon

This recipe is packed with protein, iron, and flavor! The paprika enhances the texture and natural flavor of the salmon without over powering it, and it's a lot less fatty than the usual sage and butter sauce pairing for salmon. Simple smoked paprika salmon is perfect to eat the night before you plan to donate life-saving blood plasma. Give it a try! 

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Southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes

Here's a healthy weeknight meal that is sure to satisfy your carb cravings as well as prepare your body for a successful plasma donation the next day! Southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes will keep you full and fortify your body with iron, manganese, and vitamins A, B, and C. Here's what you'll need and how to make them: 

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What to expect at your second donation

Have you completed your first donation at B Positive Plasma and look forward to returning for a second donation? If yes, then you are likely wondering what to expect the second time you visit the center. Look no further than this post for B Positive Insider's notes on what your second donation will be like! 

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Five-minute vegetarian burrito bowl

If you enjoy 5-minute Mexican meals, you must try this nutritious recipe! The brown rice is a good source of fiber, the black beans and yogurt contain protein, and the avocado is a healthy fat that will keep you full during your blood plasma donation! You can also add any other protein like chicken, tofu, or beef for an extra boost. Here's what you'll need and how to make a 5-minute vegetarian burrito bowl: 

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Microwave breakfast cookie in a mug

If you frequently are in a rush in the morning or just interested in a super quick breakfast, this 5-minute meal is for you! The peanut butter provides protein that will keep your energy levels boosted all day. The oats are a great source of iron that will keep you full until lunchtime, and the banana is an excellent source of potassium. Did you know that one cup of oatmeal has over 13 mg of iron!! All of these ingredients combined create a perfect recipe for successful blood plasma donations  and are great to eat before you donate! Here's what you'll need and how to make it: 

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Four ways to refer new donors

Our donors are not the only ones getting lucky in March! By donating blood plasma, you provide children and adults who need plasma protein therapies a chance at a normal life. There is always a need for healthy human blood plasma, which means there is always a need for plasma donors! B Positive Plasma has an exciting referral bonus opportunity for every first-time donor you refer! 

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Get lucky in March!

You'll feel extra lucky this month with our March promotion at B Positive Plasma! We're continuing our 7 weeks of bonuses in celebration of our 7th anniversary and have 2 more ways you can earn big! Curious about what those rewards may be? B Positive Insider is here with the scoop: 

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Stay Healthy to Donate Often

When you donate your health blood plasma, you provide children and adults who need plasma protein therapies a chance at a normal life. It's important that every time you donate you feel healthy and well, which can sometimes be challenging when you want to donate often. Everyday stress can take it's toll on our bodies and may lead you to practice unhealthy habits that may increase your blood pressure.

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Iron-rich recipes: Nordic oats with walnut topping

If you're an oatmeal fan, this breakfast is for you! Chock full of nuts for an iron and protein-packed start to your day, nordic oats is a simple, delicious way to get all the nutrients you need to make a successful donation of blood plasma. Also, the walnut topping is a flavorful addition that will keep you energized all day! Here's what you'll need and how to make nordic oats with walnut topping: 

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Iron-rich recipes: shakshouka

This colorful Middle Eastern dish is both satisfying and rich in protein and iron – ideal for frequent successful plasma donations! You can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a side. You can also substitute ingredients to add your own flair as long as you use eggs and the tangy tomato sauce, but here's B Positive Insider's recipe and what you'll need to make it: 

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