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Donate Blood

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Save someone’s life

Blood donation is a lifesaver. Because there is no artificial substitute for human blood, someone needs donated human blood every 2 seconds in the United States. And even one donation can help save the lives of up to three people. More excellent facts about the importance of blood donation are available at the American Red Cross.

Remove excess iron

Iron is essential for a body’s healthy function. Iron transports oxygen throughout our bodies, and is integral to many other cell functions. While excess iron in the blood – also called hemochromatosis – is uncommon, too much iron can harm the body when excess iron is deposited in the liver, heart and pancreas, where it can complicate cirrhosis, heart disease, and diabetes. Excess iron has also been linked to high blood pressure. Typically, these issues are seen more in men who don’t donate blood, as opposed to women who menstruate, and thus lose blood every month.

Get a health screening

Do you know your resting heartbeat, blood pressure, cholesterol and hemoglobin levels at this very moment? Well, when you visit, your local donation center, you will. Before every blood donation, a phlebotomist will check these important health statistics. As someone who donates every two months, I can say firsthand that getting these checked every two months is a great way to track your health and see how diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and other factors can be translated into concrete numbers!

And if that’s not enough…

 

Success stories

Kendell McKern

Dec 09 at 08:55 am
Not my favorite but it's good to help people!

Tiffany Lemmons

Dec 04 at 04:33 am
Donated blood finally after 2 years of plasma donating....it was a piece of cake!

Dominique White

Dec 04 at 05:02 am
Finally gave blood for the first time after wanting to do so for ages. Got the courage and went for it!

Candice Clifford

Dec 03 at 17:57 pm
I donated blood for the first time on my birthday at BYUI.

Esme Maldonado

Nov 28 at 02:32 am
almost passed out to the sign of my blood but I got through it!

Danielle Robinson

Oct 28 at 19:37 pm
way to save lives!

Donyelle Vallee

Oct 22 at 11:26 am
I'm also an organ donor.

Butcher's

Oct 20 at 11:25 am
Oh they come to receive younger blood every month at my university.

Evita Juanita

Jul 18 at 00:12 am
2nd donation, considering donating plasma.

Isabella Van den Ostende

Apr 21 at 17:31 pm
done

Goncharuk Olga

Apr 16 at 14:59 pm
Впервые сдала кровь. Заплатили 18 руб

Clair Elliott

Apr 16 at 14:42 pm
do this every 6 months

Cristina Mylroie

Mar 21 at 05:27 am
Great to do but being autistic, I got over stimulated and the pain became too much.

Lore Schoonbaert

Mar 16 at 23:50 pm
Ik ging bloed geven in het donorcentrum in Gent!

Caitlin Breen

Mar 14 at 04:52 am
All the time in high school.

Rorisang Phasha

Mar 06 at 00:12 am
Safely donated blood... Was a warming experience. Will definitely do it again

Tierra Nauman

Mar 05 at 23:42 pm
American Red Cross

Sam Rose

Mar 04 at 18:39 pm
was my goal for about 6 years, and a week ago I finally accomplish it

Karen Scott

Feb 28 at 23:51 pm
everyone should do it

Shannon Kokkonen

Feb 25 at 00:19 am
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Mersadise Zartman

Feb 20 at 10:38 am
School drive

Paradise Bennett

Feb 13 at 12:54 pm
Need to do more often

Martina Klemencic

Feb 13 at 11:57 am
I'm a regular blood doner now.

Billie-Jo Boreham

Jan 30 at 20:44 pm
now a regular donor

Aimee Larsen

Jan 29 at 20:54 pm
Done a few times!

Joana Martins

Jan 22 at 14:38 pm
yes

glitter dust

Jan 14 at 21:54 pm
so worthwhile doing

Margarida Alves

Jan 12 at 15:38 pm
felt really good

Suyash Agrawal

Jan 07 at 21:30 pm
Helping a needy in a emergency. CSA

Sabrine feelingismy

Jan 06 at 23:42 pm
don de mon sang à l'ulb

Niamh Kenny

Jan 04 at 01:48 am
n/a

Amanda Hanson

Jan 03 at 05:39 am
triple platelet donor

Nisham Limbu

Jan 02 at 17:46 pm
Testing

Deborah Langouche

Jan 02 at 17:12 pm
Flauwgevallen

anna cinneri

Jan 02 at 13:51 pm
I would do it everytime I could do...

Jennifer Hartman

Jan 02 at 01:20 am
Wonderful feeling to help others!

a m

Jan 01 at 00:52 am
saved a life ? yeah probably

LE V

Dec 24 at 04:53 am
...

Dallas Sweeney

Dec 20 at 06:20 am
Done!

Claire Hall

Dec 19 at 11:52 am
Donated blood

Sharon Hudson

Dec 18 at 16:22 pm
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Austė Diktanaitė

Dec 15 at 00:00 am
when I was 18, my friend took me to donate blood. been donating blood ever since

Sandra Beatrice

Dec 05 at 21:29 pm
Donează sânge, fi erou!

KYh Pong

Nov 15 at 06:14 am
it was at KMB !

Shawna Liddy

Oct 30 at 22:11 pm
.....

nidal 1995

Oct 21 at 01:58 am
With Rotaract club, it was my first time

Sarah Call

Oct 18 at 20:53 pm
did this for a school thing, also have donated there after many times

Aimee Dixey

Jun 25 at 04:08 am
In first aid

Khristina McDonald

May 30 at 02:13 am
Did it every time in high school

Vazgen Manukyan

Apr 20 at 15:09 pm
Donated two times!