Do you wish to contribute to the society in any little way you can?
Have you been thinking of donating blood? Has the concept scared you?
Blood donation is something that is considered a noble activity.
But the word ‘blood’ itself scares a lot of people, forget progressing to ‘donation.’
We are organising a Blood-donation camp at United HR. And we would encourage you, and your Team Members, friends and family to come along and donate! Blood-donation is a rare opportunity to contribute to someone else’s well-being. It’s time we put aside the myths and look at the advantages of donating blood.
Moderation of Iron-level in Blood is one of the most important advantages of blood donation. We have been told since school days that vitamins, minerals, proteins, iron, etc., are necessary for a healthy body. But did you know having too much iron in one’s blood could actually increase chances of heart-disease? And too much iron also increases free radical damage in the body, which has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. Blood donation, by moderating iron levels gives rise to a whole new set of advantages like:
- Reduce the chances of a heart-attack by 88%.
- Lower the risk of severe cardiovascular events like stroke by 33%.
- Lowers the risk of cancers of liver, lung, colon, stomach and throat. Studies supporting could be found in Journal of National Cancer Institute as well as corroborated by Miller-Keystone Blood Centre.
Blood donation also gives you a chance for:
- Free Blood Analysis– A blood donor receives a free prior health screening plus mini blood test. The HB level is tested, as well as blood pressure and body check is done. The donor is also screened for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis, and other diseases; and is immediately informed in strict confidentiality if any of these tests show positive results.
One might think blood donation might “take away” something from one’s body. The donor’s body immediately begins to replenish the lost red-blood cells within 48 hours of blood donation. The donation thus:
- Stimulates the production of new Red-Blood Cells.
- Helps to burn calories. It helps burn about 650 calories for every pint, i.e 450 ml of blood given.
Dizziness, nausea, light-headedness, fainting are some extremely short-lived side-effects which some individuals do face. But those are very normal and not everyone faces these. To ensure that the process is safe, blood donation should be done in a professional, hygienic environment where proper medical attention is given. It should be done under the supervision of experts. We at United HR have ensured that all these requirements will be met with in our blood donation camp. Details:
Date: 17th August 2018,
Venue: At the Swastik Society Hall,
Off C G Road, Near Domino’s/AroDrape, Navarangpura,
Timings: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.