Tuesday, April 12, 2022
It cannot be overstated how important blood donation is. But even though the internet contains plenty of information about it, it seems that some people are still too afraid or reluctant to do it. In addition, even if they decide to do it, there is still the possibility that, because of some medical issues, they are not allowed to donate blood. There are two reasons why this may be the case. Firstly, if there is any evidence that giving blood will cause you harm, the health professionals will advise you against donation. Secondly, if there is any proof that your donation could affect in any way the patient receiving it, then you should not go ahead with the process.
With all this in mind, you should NOT donate blood if:
However, if you never experienced any of the above, it is safe for you to donate blood and we encourage you to do so. If you still have doubts about it, you should know that the necessity for blood never stops. Hospitals in England and North Wales need more than 6,000 blood donations every day, to be able to keep up with the demand. Health professionals have explained that the blood supply is not only crucial in cases of emergency, but also for people who are following long-term treatment.
On the 14th of June, it is World Blood Donor Day, an international event that aims to thank blood donors who save lives every day and also to encourage people to leave their fears behind and give hope to those who need it. Once again, if your health allows you to, make a step forward and also encourage your friends to do so, because, one day, a person will be able to thank you for saving his or her life.