Home > About blood >Health Benefits of Donating Blood 6 most common EXCUSES  for not donating blood Some of the most common excuses for not giving blood are as follows: 1. I don’t like needles: Nearly everyone is a little apprehensive then first time they donate blood. However. most first tie donors will tell you that you feel only a slight pinch when the needle is fisrt inserted. 2. I don’t want to become infected with disease: New sterile, disposable needles are used for each domor. It is impossible to get HIV/Aids or any other disease by donating blood. 3. I’m anemic: Everyone who donates blood gets a “mini-physical checkup” which includes testing a drop of blood before donating to make sure that your blood has enough hemoglobin (Iron). Your iron level fluctuates daily. Although, you may have been deferred in the past, you could now be eligible. 4. I don’t have any to spare: The average adult has about 10 to twelve pints of blood. Doctors say that healthy people may regularly donate blood. NOW, just think if the patient would have been a member close of your family, wouldn’t you have given blood? 5. I’m too busy: The complete donation process just takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Just think how your blood could mean a lifetime for a premature baby, somneone with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, or an elderly person facing surgery, we believe that you might decide the time you spend is worthwhile. 6. I’m diabetic or have High Blood Pressure: A non-insulin dependent can give blood without any problem as well as an HBP person. Give Safe Blood Regularly Save A Life Organize a blood donation Steps for organizing a blood drive Disclaimer Click here About Blood and Blood Donation What is blood Health benefits of donating blood History of blood Transfusion Where can I give blood Quiz on blood FAQ About our Organization About us President Message Executive Committee Members Media Protocol and Contact
Continued Next Page >> We all know that giving blood is an act of life-saving and philanthropic activities. But did you know that  donating blood may also be good for your body?  Iron stimulates cells to churn out free radicals, molecules that may contribute to cancer and other  diseases of aging. Women tend to outlive men and are generally better at postponing the onset of age-  related diseases, and one theory involves iron loss due to menstruation and that women have a hormone  called “Estrogen” which according to some scientitists may help them before the menopause. Here are four health benefits that may pay you back for contribution.  Lower Iron Levels  Lower the iron levels in your body every time you give blood, which can help reduce the risk of heart  disease. 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. Reduce Cancer Risk  Consistent blood donation is associated with lowered risks for cancers including liver, lung, colon,  stomach and throat cancers. Risk levels dropped in correlation with how often participants donated blood.  (You can safely donate blood every 3 months (for men) and 4 months (for women))  Reduce Heart Attack Risk  Regular 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.  Replenish Blood  When you donate blood, your body replaces the blood volume within 48 hours of donation, and all of the  red blood cells you lose 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.  Resources: http://www.livestrong.com/article/96891-health-benefits-donating-blood/#ixzz1Q7aQ0bXW http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=51031 http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/slideshows/how-5-longevity-researchers-stave-off- aging Evidence suggests that giving blood has health benefits -Source CNN Read More. Click here If you cannot  open the above link, please paste the following link in your browser: http://articles.cnn.com/2000-04-26/health/give.blood.wmd_1_iron-levels-heart-disease-lower- risk?_s=PM:HEALTH