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Benefits of donating Blood
Recent researches have proved that not only is giving blood good for the patients in need, but it's good for your own body as well. In addition to enjoying free juice and snacks after donating, there are physical benefits to being a regular donor. If you donate blood several times a year, you are likely in better physical shape than those who do not, and you have a reduced risk for several severe diseases.
Get a Health Check
A health check list is made every time someone donates blood, which means the donor will be able to find out if his blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs are healthy or not. So regular blood donor can potentially get a physical examination up to six times a year.
Lower Iron Levels
Giving blood leads to lowering the iron levels in the donor's body, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. According to CNN (CNN Edition), high blood iron levels have the potential to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease because iron accelerates the oxidation process of cholesterol in the body, which damages arteries. Iron levels aren't the only factor that plays a role in a person's risk of heart disease, but there are certainly no downsides to lowering blood iron levels by donating blood regularly.
Reduce Cancer Risk
Homogeneous blood donation is correlated with lower risks of cancers According to the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, including liver, lung, colon, stomach and throat cancers. Risk levels dropped is related to the frequency of blood donation.
Reduce Heart Attack Risk
Donating blood improves cardiovascular health. According to Florida Blood Services blood donors who donate regularly over years have an 88 percent lower risk of heart attacks and a 33 percent lower risk of any severe cardiovascular event, such as a stroke.
Blood donation will allow the replenishment of the donor's blood supply which will help his body to function more efficiently. After donating, the human body replaces the blood volume within 48 hours of donation, and all of the red blood cells lost during donation are completely replaced within four to eight weeks. This process of replenishment can help your body stay healthy and work more efficiently and productively.
Give blood to someone who needs it and do your own body good at the same time.