Donating blood burns calories
A one-time blood donation can burn up to 650 calories, as the body has to work hard to replenish itself. Although there are
many benefits to donating blood just one time, the people who benefit from blood donations are regular donors. A donor can only
give blood every 56 days.
Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion! 20% of recipients are children – many are cancer patients, accident
victims or patients undergoing surgery. A small needle prick and a little of your time could transform you into a superhero.
Yes, by donating blood you’ll be saving up to three human lives each time you donate! Isn’t it shocking that about 60% of the
population are eligible to donate blood, yet less than 4% do!
Every time you donate blood, you can help up to three or four recipients. According to Time.com, a study in the Journal of
Health Psychology found that people who volunteered unselfishly had a significantly reduced risk of mortality than those who
never volunteer. What a wonderful, unselfish gift to give!
Most people donate whole blood. After donation, your blood is separated into its components (red blood cells, platelets and
plasma) for distribution to local hospitals – ready to save lives! Go on … donate blood today. Embrace a healthy habit, head
over to your local blood centre and give the gift of life