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“International Blood Donor Day This day aims to raise awareness of the importance of donating blood to save lives and the health benefits of donors”.

Ingredients must be available in blood donors

A blood donor must have several health ingredients Including that he is in good health:

  1. his body is free from infectious viral diseases
  2. he exceeds 17 years of age
  3. his weight is not less than 55 kilograms
  4. Do not use drugs

 all of this is ascertained when examining him before the donation process, and a person can donate blood every 3 months, provided that the number of blood donations does not exceed 5 donations during one year.

Procedures before donating blood

You must follow some procedures before donating blood

  1. It is preferable to eat regular meals, in addition to drinking large quantities of fluids such as water and juices.

  2. Avoiding alcohol.

  3. Avoiding exercise that causes stress.

  4. The usual daily activities should be practiced after donating blood.

  5. Avoiding heavy work.

  6. Refraining from smoking for at least two hours After donating.

The benefits of donation

Information about the benefits of donating blood to the body:

  1.  Get a free medical examination, with most blood donation centers conducting a test that includes HIV and hepatitis; To ensure that the donor is healthy and that he has no disease.

  2.  Burn calories, and thus lose weight.

  3.  Reduced risk of cancer, so it is recommended to donate blood; Because the increase in iron in the blood causes cancer.

  4.  Production of new blood cells.

  5.  Reducing the risk of heart disease and arterial blockage, as donation helps maintain blood iron levels.

  6. Stimulating blood circulation, as blood donation stimulates the production of platelets responsible for transporting oxygen to all body parts.

“The Blood You Donate Gives Someone Another Chance At Life. One Day That Someone May Be A Close Relative, A Friend, A Loved One—Or Even You.”