When a person says that it’s possible to become a hero without risking your life, it’s true. There are other ways to become a hero—one of them is to donate blood. Every day there are cases where people need blood. You never know—your relatives may also be one of those people. Contrary to what some […]
When a person says that it’s possible to become a hero without risking your life, it’s true. There are other ways to become a hero—one of them is to donate blood. Every day there are cases where people need blood. You never know—your relatives may also be one of those people.
Contrary to what some people may think, blood donation isn’t harmful or scary. Here is more information.
What are the basic requirements?
The surest way to do it would be to check in with the blood bank in your area. You can also research the web for the requirements on how to donate blood. The basic requirements, though, is that you be 16 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and basically is in the pink of health.
Do we get paid for donating?
Well…no. Blood drives are usually done by non-profit organizations and as charity events by companies. Those who say you’re going to get paid for donating blood are either scammers or are just pulling your leg. A blood drive that pays its donors never occurs, ever.
What happens during donation?
Donating blood is like having an IV drip inserted into your arm. A sterile needle is inserted into a vein in your arm. During the time the bag is filling, you are encouraged to relax and just lay back. Afterwards, the medical personnel will check whether your bag is filled just right. By then the needle will be removed and the area where it was inserted will be bandaged.
What should I do after donating?
After donating, it is a good idea to go for refreshments. This is to allow your body to adjust to the very slight decrease in your blood volume. Eating a hearty meal free of fats is also a good thing, but usually, you can do this after 10-15 minutes wherein you’re free to leave the blood drive area.
Is it normal to feel fatigued?
For some people, fatigue sets in after donating blood. You can discuss your concerns immediately after donating blood to set your mind at ease, but usually, some people are tolerant to blood donations than others.
Where do I go to donate?
You can find areas where blood drives are being organizes on the Web. Usually, it is announced whenever there’s a blood drive or charity event organized for blood donations. It’s up to you whether you’re fit enough to donate blood or you’d rather go to another event.
Most would feel fatigued, but it’s normal to feel elated. After all, people need to help others if we’re to be a successful society. Donating to a blood drive is a good start toward becoming a helpful member of your country.