03 January 2012

The Health Benefit of Blood Donation

If you think that saving lives is not good enough for you to go for a blood donation. I hope that this health benefit would motivate you to go for the blood donation.  

1. Free Check Up 
You'll be able to generally gauge your body condition from the blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs are healthy or not. Other than this they will contact you if  there is something wrong inside your blood e.g. STD diseases (HIV, Hepatitis, etc). You can also ask for your blood type if you don't know about it. 

2. Lower Iron Level 
Lower the iron levels in your body every time you give blood, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. According to CNN, high blood iron levels have the potential to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease because iron accelerates the oxidation process of cholesterol in the body, which damages arteries. Iron levels aren't the only factor that plays a role in a person's risk of heart disease, but there are certainly no downsides to lowering blood iron levels by donating blood regularly.

3. Reduce Cancer Risk
Give blood to help lower your risk of cancer. According to the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, consistent blood donation is associated with lowered risks for cancers including liver, lung, colon, stomach and throat cancers. Risk levels dropped in correlation with how often participants donated blood.

4. Reduce Heart Attack Risk
Improve your cardiovascular health overall by donating blood. Florida Blood Services reports that regular blood donors who donate regularly over years have an 88 percent lower risk of heart attacks and a 33 percent lower risk of any severe cardiovascular event, such as a stroke.

5. Replenish Blood
Help your body function more efficiently by allowing it to replenish your blood supply regularly. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center reports that when you donate blood, your body replaces the blood volume within 48 hours of donation, and all of the red blood cells you lose during donation are completely replaced within four to eight weeks. This process of replenishment can help your body stay healthy and work more efficiently and productively.

6. Burn some Calories.
Being a blood donor is one method of powerful burning calories and diet , because by giving about 450 ml of blood, will assist the process of burning about 650 calories. Calories are the amount of calories that much to make us slim waist. 

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