Benefits of Donating Blood

Benefits of Donating Blood
Benefits of Donating Blood

The levels of general health and happiness are higher in regular blood donors, shows the findings of a study conducted recently by Tehran’s Blood Transfusion Organization

Researchers studied 1,711 Tehranis, of whom 856 were regular blood donors and 855 were non-donors. The survey showed that the donors were both happier and healthier than non-donors, IRNA reported.

Researchers said that helping others has led to higher levels of happiness in donors. Further, screening tests carried out on donors every time they donate blood can help bring to their notice health complications, if any, such as high blood pressure, so they can take action, the report says.

Global studies also have indicated that blood donation is beneficial in reducing risk of heart and liver ailments caused by iron overload in the body.

According to Iran Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO), at present blood donation in the country is 27 units per 1,000 people, the highest in the East Mediterranean region.


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