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Blood donation. Benefits and Conditions


Blood donation. Benefits and Conditions

Many people donate blood as humanitarian action to save others' lives.

This process is beneficial to the health of some, provided that 

it takes place within specific conditions and procedures.

Many medical studies suggest that blood donation has positive effects on health.

According to experts at the Russian Nikolaev Health Center

those who constantly donate blood have the greatest tolerance for blood loss in

 emergencies, and men who donate blood are less likely to

develop heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.

Some research and studies have also shown that blood donation helps prevent

 atherosclerosis, gout, liver disease and gastrointestinal diseases

improves the functioning of blood cell-producing organs

and activates the bone marrow to produce new blood cells.

Benefits of blood donation:

Increase bone marrow activity to produce new blood cells

(red pellets, white pellets and platelets).

Increase blood circulation activity.

Blood donation helps reduce the percentage of iron in the blood because it is

  • one of the causes of heart disease and blocked arteries.
  • Studies have shown that those who donate their blood at least once 
  •  year are less likely to develop circulatory diseases and leukemia.

Tips after blood donation:

After donation you take a rest and have a snack 

and after 10 -15 minutes you can leave the place of donation

  1. Avoid strenuous physical
  2. activity or lift heavy loads
  3. for 5 hours after donation.

When feeling "dizzy"

 it is recommended to lie on the back with the feet raised.

Too much fluid.

Types of blood donation:

  • Donation of "whole blood"
  • which includes all blood components of blood cells
  • plasma and platelets.

There are several conditions

for blood donation to be sound 

and risk-free:

The percentage of blood donated by the adult is between (450-500)

ml, and can be donated once every two months so that the number of

donations is not more than 5 times a year.

The donor should be in good health and free from infectious diseases

such as AIDS, hepatitis diseases and certain reproductive diseases.

The donor should not have a chronic disease, such as diabetes

 heart disease and cancer.

The donor is likely to be between 18 and 65 years of age.

Persons with severe anaemia or genetic blood disease 

are prohibited from donating blood.

Conducting compatibility tests between transfused blood units and patients'

blood to ensure the safety and effectiveness of blood.