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Is donating blood safe?

By on July 18, 2013 in Health with 0 Comments

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No gift is precious than the gift of life. Many people are hesitant in donating blood. Let me tell you that donating blood is the best charity you can give because your blood can save a life. Many people around the world due to lack of blood in their vessels. There are many reasons for a patient to have insufficient blood. Some of the reasons are anemia, blood loss due to trauma or surgery, inability of the bone marrow to produce blood cells, congenital anomalies, abnormal blood cells that are being degraded continuously.

If you are a healthy person, you should donate blood but it may click to you if donating blood safe for your health or not. Well, the possible risk of donating blood after a one hour procedure is as follows.

  • Weakness
  • Hypotension
  • Inflammation or infection at the site of needle puncture

The patient after donating blood is kept in bed for at least ten to fifteen minutes. This is because right after blood is withdrawn from the body, the patient may feel dizziness due to hypo-tension which is because of reduced the red blood cells. In order to avoid these conditions of weakness, you should have proper sleep of eight to ten hours; you should be well fed, and well hydrated. Some rare risks also include infection at the site of injection of the large caliber needle.

Women who experience heavy periods and patients with iron deficiency anemia are not allowed to donate blood. one cannot give blood if they are hypertensive as well.



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