Hear what the World Health Organization has to say about why you should donate blood. Well, safe blood saves life and improves the health of those in need of a blood transfusion. Learn more.
If your loved ones are in need of blood, even you are not allowed to give them blood if you do not check the boxes of the eligibility criteria. The criteria include factors such as age, body piercing, diet, flu, tattoos and weight.
The Indian blood bank society has a clear set of criteria for blood donors. They also provide some good tips like deep and slow breathing, relaxed postures and distraction to help you during the process.
Blood donors should follow a strict diet of certain foods before they start the medical procedure for blood donation. Eat the right foods before and after your procedure to avoid some serious side effects like fatigue and anaemia.
Blood donations take no more than two hours, depending on the type of blood donation. While a jumbo plasma takes just 20 minutes, a double platelet takes two hours. It varies with the kind of donation.
Blood donations not only help others but also helps the donors. The benefits include burning of calories, removing iron to reduce the risk of heart attack and reduced cholesterol levels. Interesting, isn't it?
Find out what your blood type is and how many have the same blood group as you. Learn about how many units of blood are used, on an average, for different medical conditions. It's good to be aware!
Do you sometimes hear people say something like - someone is fat due to excess blood in their body? This is a myth! As being fat does not mean they have more blood but it means they are less healthy. Read on to know other myths.