Tears of a mother cannot save her child. But your blood can!
Yes, thatÔÇÖs the fundamental truth behind every blood donation drive. Inspiring you to be a super hero, forgetting differences across race, caste, creed and religion, blood donation empowers you to go on a lifesaving mission. Health conditions, medication, lifestyle and recent travel can affect your eligibility to give blood. Other than that anyone above 18 years can become a donor.
So, whatÔÇÖs stopping you from donating this red gold? Here is your much needed nudge.
Apart from the philanthropic aspects, there are certain personal benefits you can reap by donating blood. Read on to know more.
Reduce cardiac disorders
Physicians have observed that frequent blood donors have experienced lesser cases of heart diseases than non-donors. The Florida Blood Services opines that people who donate blood regularly over the years have an 88% lower risk of heart attack and a 33% lower risk of any severe cardiovascular event, such as strokes.
Lower cancer risk
Regular blood donation lowers the risk of lung, colon, liver, throat and stomach cancers. Researchers have observed that the risk levels have dropped on correlation with how often the patient donated blood.
Free health check-up
The blood donors are given a complete health check-up by the drive organisers. Their blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels are monitored. They are even screened for conditions such as HIV, syphilis and hepatitis. If your levels are not apt, then you will be notified of the issue and therefore cannot give blood. Based on the levels, you can undergo treatment with your family doctor.
After you donate blood, your body automatically works to replenish to compensate the lost blood. Production of new blood cells is stimulated and this helps maintain good health.
Become a super hero
WeÔÇÖre not sure if a spider bite will make you a super hero! But a needle prick certainly will! You get the ability to save lives when you donate blood.
We know that the best things in life are free. Donating blood is one of them!