What are the advantages of blood donation?
Donating blood can save someone’s life. In fact, one pint of your blood can save up to three lives. There is always a need for blood. It is used every hour of every day at hospitals during surgeries and treatment of injuries and chronic illnesses in patients of all ages.
What are the side effects and risks of blood donation?
Most donors do not experience discomfort after donating. You may feel lightheaded, tired, or dizzy after giving blood, so you should not plan to do anything strenuous after donating. The place where you donate blood will give you information afterwards on how to care for your bandage and other instructions.
Sterile materials are used and discarded safely after one-time use on the donor. This is for the safety of the person who receives the blood, as well as the safety of the donor, and the staff collecting the blood.