Blood donation reduces heart disease, cancer risk...

Dhaka, Tuesday   30 November 2021

Blood donation reduces heart disease, cancer risk

 Health & Lifestyle Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:33 PM, 23 October 2021  

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Donating blood is definitely a good thing to do, however, some people are afraid to donate blood in fear, but when their nearest person is in danger, they do not hesitate to donate blood. 

People fear to donate blood as there are some misconceptions about blood donation. 

However, it is important to know that after three months, healthy and adult people can donate blood safely and securely. 

Blood donation does not have any harmful effects on health, rather it enhances the body’s resistance to disease. 

Many are reluctant to donate blood due to ignorance and undue fear of blood donation methods and side effects. But within just 48 hours of donating blood, the amount of blood in the body becomes normal.

Let’s learn more about the benefits of blood donation.

Reduces impressions of age

Those who donate blood regularly have fewer age marks on their body. Their skin remains very tight. Body fat is also less accumulated, which helps reduce the presence of cholesterol in the blood. Their heart and liver remain good.

Reduces risk of cancer

With blood donation, the body’s ‘bone marrow’ is stimulated to create new cells. Within two weeks of new blood cells being born, the deficiency is filled. Statistics show that those who donate blood regularly have a lower risk of lung, bowel and throat cancer.

Loss of calories

Once blood is donated, it is usually not possible to donate blood within three months. But if one donates blood for four-five consecutive months, one can burn “750 calories” without any effort, said research from the University of California. 

Reduces risk of heart disease

According to a study by the University of Colorado in the United States, those who regularly donate blood at regular intervals have a lower risk of heart disease. For those who have never donated blood in their entire lives - their hearts are less healthier than those who donate blood regularly. 

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