Many people have a sense of fear and misconception with blood donation. But there is no harm to the body if you give blood. And the body does not dry up nor the energy gets destroyed. Rather, blood donation has many benefits. By blood donation you can play a role in saving the lives of others.So, let’s see who can donate and who can not.
Studies say regular blood donation reduces the risk of some cancer. Due to blood donation, blood circulation production of bone marrow becomes more active and increases the rate of new red blood cells. Have a tendency to store iron in body, blood donation is good for them. Cholesterol levels decrease, and blood pressure remains under control. You’ll be aware if you donate, whether if you have Hepatitis B, C, HIV, Syphilis, and malaria germs.
Who can donate blood
● Any physically and mentally healthy and capable person who is 18 to 60 years old can donate blood.
● Weight should be 50+ kgs (sometimes the minimum weight is 45 kgs)
● A person can donate again after 4 months of donating blood.
● If the hemoglobin levels are low (men should be at least 12 grams/desiliter and women should be 11 grams/desiliter).
● Blood pressure and body temperature if not normal, on that time do not donate .
● Respiratory disorders such as asthma.
● You should not donate if you have hepatitis B or C, jaundice, AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, malaria etc. In addition if you diseases like typhoid, diabetes, dermatitis, arthritis, heartburn do not donate.
● Which womens are pregnant and in menstrual cycle should not donate. Do not even in the one year of childbirth.
● Those who are taking some medicines, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, antibiotics, etc. they will not give blood at that time.
● Who had major accidents or surgeries in the last 6 months, do not donate.