Just 1 donation can save up to 3 lives.
Do you know? One time when you donate your blood you will be saving up to 3 lives according to the Americal Red Cross. Also, if you donate your blood it’s not only beneficial for recipients, there are many health benefits for the donors too. It benefits your physical as well as emotional health too, according to a report of the Mental Health Foundation. Helping others when they need you can:
● Reduce your stress
● Help you to stay away from negative thoughts
● Improve emotional well-being
● Beneficial for your physical health
When you go for a blood donation, a health screening test can be done by the doctors. They will checkup:
● Pulse rate
● Blood pressure
● Body temperature
● Hemoglobin levels
This checkup can give you an insight into your health and body. And you will stay up to date about your health and during this checkup process, you have some symptoms of any disease you will get to know at the early stage.
Donating blood once a year can reduce the risk of heart attack by 88% according to a study conducted by the American Journal of Epidemiology. There is a mixed study about whether it reduces heart disease or heart attack.
The more benefits of donating blood are:
● Reveal potential health problems
● Reduce harmful iron stores
● Reduce your risk of developing cancer
● Liver stay healthy
So, take a swear today on World Blood Donor Day, you will donate blood once in a year at least to stay healthy and to make smiles on many faces.