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Blood is Life - #WorldBloodDonorsDay

Blood is life.Blood Donation is service to Humankind. By Donating Blood you help a needy and save a precious life. An average adult has about 5-6 litres of blood and only 350-450ml of blood is taken during blood donation. Every day thousands of hospitals and clinics are in need of blood to save lives, as many of the surgical and medical procedures require a blood transfusion.

Transfusion of blood every year saves Millions of life all over the world every year. Thanks to the modern technology, the blood from a single donor can be separated into its four components: red blood cells, platelets, plasma and white blood cells. Therefore, one pint of blood you donate can save about three lives. Not just recipients benefit by donating blood, but the donors as well.Below are the Top 5 reasons to donate blood.

1. Free health checkups!

Get a free health checkup at a blood donation camp every time you donate blood. This saves your money of going to General Practioner and getting checked.You get to know your blood type, blood pressure and more.

2. Reduced risk of cancer
Cancer is a disease that most people fear of. Every day we all consume unhealthy processed food and breathe polluted air and risk cancers.But if you donate blood consistently you can reduce the risk of cancer.

3. Reduced risk of heart attack

Iron levels in the blood are linked with heart diseases. A large amount of iron content in the blood causes thickening of the blood, causing damage to arteries. Donating blood reduces the risk of heart attacks by removing excess of iron, thereby making you blood thin and manageable.

4. Recharge your blood store

When you donate blood, your body loose red blood cells. The loss of red blood cells compels bone marrow to generate new ones and adds to a better flow of blood. This works like a refresh button in your computers.Every time you donate blood, you refresh your blood cells.

5. A good deed will brighten up your life.

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