January 3rd, 2013 by Admin Posted in Blood Donation
We all know that Blood Donation is a beneficial social act; we help other people who need blood in a way that is not really troublesome, and we can do it in regular basis if we are eligible and have healthy conditions. Besides that, Blood Donation means that we are participating in public screening program, which helps local health officials to review the general health trends and supports easier monitoring activities concerning disease trends or epidemics in your area. However, do you know that there are other more personal benefits related to donating your blood? They prove that donating blood is not only beneficial for other people, but also you.
The most obvious benefit of donating blood is the free health screening process. Before donating your blood, you will be tested for possible health problems or infectious disease, and officers will tell you if they make you ineligible for Blood Donation. By this screening test, you will get free, basic health information consists of your blood pressure, cholesterol level, hemoglobin level, and possible infectious disease if you really have them. This is of course cannot replace personal health screening process, but at least you will get the information if there is something wrong with your health.
December 19th, 2012 by Admin Posted in Blood Donation
When we are participating in Blood Donation, we know that our blood goes to other people who need it. However, some of us might have wondered: what if the person that needs the blood is me? Can I donate my blood just for my personal use when I need it someday? Turns out that such auto blood donation like that exists, and the donor is called Autologous donor, as opposed from the common blood donor who donates for other people. Usually, someone use this type of Blood Donation to save some blood supply when he or she is scheduled for a surgery.
Donating blood for oneself is required if he or she is facing a major surgery while having rare blood type or blood cell condition, which makes it difficult to find from regular blood donors. That is why this type of Blood Donation can only be done with doctor’s prescriptions. Before the process, your physical condition will be checked thoroughly to make sure that the process can be done. The requirements are just the same; you must not have any infection or severe health condition, you must avoid caffeine, alcohol and certain medications, and you must consume iron rich meals or iron supplement days before donation.