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Health Tips
2010-05-17
blood donation

Health benefits of blood donation


  • Old blood is replaced by new, fresh blood which has better functioning
  • Blood viscosity is reduced so blood flow is increased in body, so you feel more agile and energetic
  • The excess Iron stored in our body leads to generation of free radicals that can disrupt normal cellular functioning, leading to certain disease like cancer, degeneration, etc. Blood donation removes some of this excess iron, thus preventing these diseases.
  • Regular blood donors have lower rates of high B.P, heart attacks or brain strokes.
  • After donating blood, one feels a great sense of satisfaction that is a definite self esteem elevator.
  • After donation, blood volume is replaced within 48 hours.
  • You donate only 450 ml/ 350 ml of blood while you have 5 to 6 liters of blood in your body.
  • You can donate blood once in every 3 months.
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