Blood Donation is something which is considered good for the health and body. After the first 48 hours of blood donation the body of the donor starts replenishing the red blood cells which are lost. This replenishment process keeps the body staying healthy and productive at work. If not planning to donate blood this World Blood Donor Day then start planning as it will help you keep your body healthy. Apart from the fact that it is a noble deed, blood donation is largely recommended by doctors and medical experts for health reasons. If you are donating then you should know that it can be highly beneficial for your health. The theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is Give blood. Give now. Give often.
Health Benefits of Blood Donation
Blood Donation Stimulates the development of New Red Blood Cells – Within the first 48 hours of blood donation, the donor’s body starts replenishing the lost red blood cells. The replenishment process helps in staying healthy and productive at work.
Blood Donation helps in improvement in cardiovascular health – According to research, when there is a rise in the iron level in blood, it raises chances of heart diseases. People should donate blood from time to time and particularly men in order to reduce the iron level in the blood. This can lessen the probability of heart attacks by 88%. Regular blood donation lowers the risk of strokes and other severe cardiovascular events by 33%.
Blood Donation helps in Free blood Analysis – On donating blood, the donor receives a free mini health screening and blood tests. His blood pressure, hemoglobin and overall check up is done. Before any blood donation, the candidate is screened for hepatitis, syphilis, HIV and other diseases. In case, the test results turn out to be positive, it is informed immediately and complete confidentiality is maintained. A person found to be suffering from any one of diseases mentioned, he or she is deferred from donating blood on a permanent basis.
Blood Donation Burns Calories – Donating blood can burn approximately 650 calories for each pint that is like 450 ml of blood.
Blood Donation Reduces the probability of Cancer Risks – According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, it is believed that iron increases the free-radical damage which paves way to risks of aging and cancer. People who donate blood from time to time are at lesser risks of cancers of lung, liver, colon, throat and stomach.
Donate Blood! Stay Healthy and Happy!