You probably already know that blood donation is the act of someone ‘voluntarily’ having his blood drawn and used for transfusions to someone who needs a blood transfusion.
Millions of people need blood transfusions each year. Some may need blood during surgery. Others depend on it after an accident or because they have a disease that requires blood transfusion so they can have (enough) blood to function. Blood donation makes all of this possible.
“So why should I donate my blood?”
A better question to ask is, “Who would be helped by my blood?“
A mother. A father. That lady that might be your sister. That baby that needs the hope of some pint of blood to become the leader of tomorrow. That young man that might be your son. That woman battling cancer. That person involved in a car accident… The list seems endless!
Blood donations have a lifesaving power for people who need transfusions. So when you’re donating some pints of your blood, you’re technically helping to save lives.
So, Back to that Your (assumed) Question, “Why Should I Donate My Blood?”
You don’t need a special reason to give blood; you just need your own reason by asking yourself a question like, why should I help someone live again or live healthy? Your answer to this question is a reason enough for you to either donate or not donate your blood.
One reason donors donate their blood is because they want to help others. And of cos, you help others ‘cos it may be your turn to be helped tomorrow.
Why You Should Donate Blood
It is good to know that while donated blood is beneficial for people in need, some medical professionals maintain that donating blood also benefits you, the donor. Aside the honorable fact that when you donate blood, you help in saving someone’s life, It is also good to know that on the process of helping someone else, you’re also doing yourself some good by;
Reducing your iron levels
According to medicalnewstoday.com, iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. However, too much iron can be harmful to a person’s health. It can deposit into different organs of the body, such as the liver and heart, and affect the way those organs function.
Identifies adverse health effects
Helps you feel good
Donating blood has the power to impact people who need the blood to survive. Knowing that you have made a difference to the lives of others can make you feel good that you have touched someone’s life.
Donating blood burns up to 650 calories per donation, according to the St. Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, MO. While giving blood should not be an alternative to exercise, the calories burned might be seen as of occasional benefit by some.
REFRESH THE BODY
After donating blood, the human body regenerates the blood after few days with the new cells. It is a healthy process; the body gets to freshen up.
What are you waiting for? Feel free to DONATE some of your BLOOD!
HAPPY BLOOD DONORS DAY!