According to medical science human blood has no substitute. When the need arrives, donating blood is only way to save lives. Did you know donating blood is equally beneficialy for both doner and receiver.
Benefits of Donating Blood:
There are surprising health benefits a donor gains out of regular blood donation.
1) Balances iron in your body:
Iron has a significant impact on the body and high blood iron can cause various chronic ailments such as Hemochromatosis. However, by donating blood, 225mg to 250mg of iron from your body gets reduced thereby decreasing your risks of major health complications.
2) Improves your blood circulation:
Repeated blood donations help your blood to flow better by thinning the dangerous thick, viscose blood that is known to damage to the lining of your blood vessels.
3) Reduces risk of heart attack:
High level of iron stored in the body aggravates the risk of acute cardiovascular disease and stroke. However, regular blood donation helps to reduce the risk by lowering body’s stored iron level.
4) Burns calories:
A single blood donation helps to burn around 650 calories.
5) Liver health improvement:
A reduction in the iron level from your body due to blood donation helps reduce the risk of various liver-related ailments like cirrhosis, liver failure, and damage to the pancreas.
6) Formation of new blood cells:
After donating blood, the body works to replenish the blood loss, and in turn, stimulates the production of new blood cells. This, in turn, helps us in maintaining a good health.