Benefits of Blood Donation

Benefits of Blood DonationBenefits of Blood Donation

Blood donation is effective in reducing risks of heart attack and even cancer. After blood is donated, the body replaces the entire blood volume within 48 hours and all red blood cells (RBCs) are replaced within 6 to 8 weeks, said Babak Yektaparast, spokesman for Iran’s blood transfusion service.

Byproducts produced by donated blood include RBCs for thalassemia patients with severe bleeding, plasma for patients with severe burns and platelets for cancer patients or individuals with clotting problems, IRNA reported. Blood donation has also incredible benefits for women. Once a woman goes through menopause her risk of heart attack increases, but donating blood can reduce that risk.