Benefits of Blood Donation Featured

19 April 2013 By In Health
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The Link between Blood Donation and Iron Content

Blood donation is an excellent way to reduce the amount of iron accumulated in our body. While iron is, without doubt, a necessary mineral, excess iron can stimulate the formation of free radicals, which can cause damage to body tissues. Free radicals are also associated with cancer. The excess iron brings about oxidization of cholesterol, which is harmful for the arteries. Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease characterized by excess accumulation of iron in the tissues due to improper metabolism. The disease damages many important organs, such as the pancreas, adrenal glands, etc. It may also cause diabetes, liver disease and heart diseases. Donating blood on a regular basis helps regulate the level of iron in the donor's body. Studies have shown that regular blood donation can be beneficial for the circulatory system and can reduce the risk of heart diseases.

Health Benefits

Blood donation also sheds extra calories and reduces blood cholesterol level. After donating blood, the number of blood cells in our body decreases. This stimulates the bone marrow to produce new, fresh red blood cells in order to replenish the loss.

Parameters to Know Before Donating Blood

The process of blood donation includes a free medical checkup for the donor. Before donating blood, the donor's hemoglobin level is tested. If it is found to be lower than 12.5 g/dL, it isn't safe for the donor to lose any more blood, as it could make him/her anemic. Besides hemoglobin, the donor's blood pressure and body weight is also checked. Most importantly, the donor's blood is also examined for the presence of five diseases, namely hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, HIV/AIDS and malaria. A donor carrying any of these diseases is not allowed to carry on with the procedure.

After reading this article and you feels that you want to do a blood donation. Please don’t hesitate to Submit your particulars to 90672616 or http://goo.gl/euspg as pre registration is preferred. Information about the event is stated below:

Blood Donation Camp

 

Event Date: 4th May 2013

 

Venue: Masjid Bencoolen
             Level 3, Multipurpose Hall
             51 Bencoolen Street 
             Singapore 189630

 

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