Learn about blood donation

Benefits of Donating Blood

  •      Reduces stress
  •      Improves your emotional well-being
  •      Helps get rid of negative feelings
  •      Provides a sense of belonging and reduce isolation
  •      Lower risk of heart disease
  •      Lower risk of cancer
  •      Free health checkup
  •      Improves your emotional well-being
  •      Helps to get rid of negative feelings

Side-effects of Donating Blood

  • You might feel lightheaded, dizzy, or nauseous after drinking, eating, and resting.    
  • You might develop a raised bump or continue bleeding at the needle site.    
  • You might have arm pain, numbness, or tingling.    

You can not donate blood if you have

  •      Hepatitis B
  •      Hepatitis C
  •      HIV
  •      West Nile virus
  •      Anaemia
  •      Syphilis
  •      Trypanosoma cruzi
  •      leukemia or lymphoma
  •      Cancer
  •      High or low cholesterol
  •      Any kind of sexually transmitted disease
  •      Any kind of blood transmitted disease

Foods that help your blood

  • Foods With Iron and B-12    
  • Foods With Vitamins A and D    
  • Foods With Vitamin K and Calcium    
  • Protein-Rich Foods    

Things you need to know

You can donate if

  • You are 18-70 years old.
  • You weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • You provide your medical condition information

Before donating blood

  • Drink an extra 16 ounces of water
  • Eat healthy meals which has low fat
  • Wear short sleeve shirt

After blood donation

  • Eat well and increase your fluid intake
  • Do not smoke for thirty minutes and avoid smoking areas
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity for 2 hours

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When can you donate again?

You must wait a minimum of 56 days between whole blood donations. You must wait at least 7 days after donating blood before you can donate platelets. It takes eight weeks for the red cells in your blood to replenish themselves after donating blood, so you have to wait at least that long between donations.

You must wait at least 7 days after donating blood before you can donate platelets.

If you’re donating plasma, on the other hand (which is collected through a machine that separates your blood components to take only the plasma, and then returns the red blood cells to you), then you can donate more often.

Take healthy foods during this perios so that you get enough strengh and nutrition.

We hope that after this, you will be enthuastic about blood donation and help a lot to save lives.