blood donation doesn’t just hold societal benefits, even we enjoy the benefits of donating blood provided we meet the blood donation requirements. list of health benefits of donating blood are as follows-
1. Reduces Health Concerns
Blood donation reduces the amount of iron that circulates throughout the body, the excess of which is a leading source of a long list of diseases and health issues such as:
Heart Attack or Heart Failure
2. Mitigation of Attacks and Organ Failures
Multiple research and studies have shown that blood donation can help reduce up to 88% risk of heart attacks.
Apart from the heart, the liver is also something that can be majorly affected by excess deposits of iron, along with damage to the pancreas.
3. Helps with the Maintenance of BodyFailure
Regular blood donation helps reduce the cholesterol levels, the excess of which blockages and clogging in the body hindering the blood flow.
Studies have also shown that blood donation helps with the fluidity of blood.
Since over time blood starts to thicken which causes the flow to slow down it is necessary to let the body generate a certain amount of new blood in order to maintain its viscosity.
4. Other Miscellaneous Benefits
For people looking forward to achieving their weight loss goals, donating blood every once in a while could help with losing up to 650 calories each time.
Also, since the body has to regenerate the amount of lost blood, it helps with mitigating premature aging effects such as wrinkles.
And lastly, it trains the body to heal faster, after a stage the body attains a certain level of red blood cells that help in speeding up the process of clotting of wounds.
FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.