National Voluntary Blood Donation Day Special: Benefits Of Donating Blood

Apart from giving life to someone, there are some other benefits of donating blood. It is good for your health in many ways.

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Do you know that it is good for your heart? Well, this is one of the advantages of blood donation. When your blood gets thicker, it causes friction while it flows through your arteries. When you donate your blood occasionally, the viscosity may reduce and this helps your cardiovascular system a lot.

Well, there are some other benefits too. Let us discuss about them. But before you go ahead, let your doctor decide whether you are healthy enough to give your blood to someone else.

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Also, ensure that you donate it in a specialised medical care center which practices ultra-safe methods to ensure that you are safe in the process of the donation.

Benefit #1

Your blood needs to be tested before it is used for donation. So, you can get a free check up done in the process of the donation. This is one of the advantages of blood donation.

Benefit #2

You can derive a sense of satisfaction when you are able to help a doctor in the process of saving someone else's life.

Benefit #3

The iron levels in your blood get balanced after a donation and this is good for your health.

Benefit #4

It is good for your cardiovascular system. This is a health benefit of donating blood.

Benefit #5

Though there are no studies to confirm this, some experts say that the risk of certain types of cancers can be reduced by donating blood.

Benefit #6

Your lifestyle habits like smoking and eating sugary foods may have done considerable damage. After a donation, your blood will be able to flow smoothly and this is good for your health.

Benefit #7

You will lose more than 500 calories when you donate blood. This can help you maintain healthy weight. But of course, you can't keep donating your blood to lose weight as that would be dangerous for your health.

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Story first published: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:03 [IST]
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