Many people are voluntary blood donors.They save countless lives due to their sacrifice for the well-beingof their fellow humans. Namely, the process involves drawing minimalamounts of blood out of the donor's body, in order to filter it,divide it into different parts blood consists of and place it intoblood banks, giving it to those needing it desperately. Thus, onceyou give blood, you can rest assure that you saved someone whootherwise could not be saved. Therefore, many people do this nobleactions due to the positive feeling it brings. Nevertheless, manyothers do it for privileges, even money involved in the process.Still, the good and kind reasons are a much greater majority.Regardless, people who give blood selflessly, still get someprivileges and positive effects they might not even be aware of. Ifyou are interested into which those are, do read on and find out.
Benefits of Giving Blood
Apart from the warmth this charitableact brings to our heart, this organ of ours also benefits greatlyfrom giving blood. Amazingly, once we give blood, we also give ourexcessive amounts of iron in it. This element in excess, can triggerthe formation of free radicals which can damage our cells andpotentially cause cancer and other diseases.
The list, however, does not stop here,since there are numerous negative things excessive iron can cause us.Namely, too much iron oxidizes our cholesterol, jeopardizing thewell-being of our arteries. Also, this state of affairs can causemany heart diseases, affect our metabolism negatively and damage our adrenal glands and pancreas, along with many other organs. Moreover,the same state of affairs can lead to diabetes and liver diseases.All in all, you get all of these factors out of the way just bygiving blood regularly. Being good, selfless and kind, helping thosein need, pays of in this case, since, in return, you get health and abetter life too.
Additionally, once we give blood,logically, our organism loses it, along with the sufficient bloodcell count. Thus, it has to compensate for the losses throughproduction of new blood cells, replenishing our organism anew.
Before you are allowed to give blood inthe first place, you need to match certain criteria. Your hemoglobinlevels need to be high enough to pass the hemoglobin test you takeonce you opt for blood donation. Once it is too low, you will bedisallowed to give blood. Your blood pressure needs to be optimal aswell. Finally, your blood sample will be examined for diseases likehepatitis B or C, malaria, HIV etc. Only when your blood has beenproven completely healthy and safe will you be able to donate it.