10 Facts About Blood Donation You Should Know

#5. Blood transfusion saves lives

Blood transfusion saves lives

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This is a no- brainer but the statistics might shock you. Every year, nearly 112.5 million units of blood are collected globally. And over 47% of this comes from high-income countries.

#6. Autologous Donation

There is a practice known as autologous donation wherein a donor can have blood drawn for their own future use.

#7. Diseases

If you have ever donated blood you would know that they ask each donor some questions regarding their medical health. This to avoid taking contaminated blood. Every potential blood donor is screened for diseases that can be transferred during transfusion such as viral hepatitis and HIV. They also ask about the donor’s medical history.

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