You can give a gift of life to any individual by donating blood. Contrary to popular belief one doesn’t become weak after donating blood. On the other hand blood donation also helps in blood purification. Here are some facts that should be known before donating blood:
Before donating blood it is essential to find out your blood group and also to check the hemoglobin levels as you cannot donate blood if you are anemic. There are 8 major blood groups A+, A-, B+, B-, C+, C-, AB+ and very rare blood group AB-. Also blood tests are conducted to check if it is free from any deadly viruses and infections.
Normally only 200-300 cc of blood is taken out from your body which easily gets replenished within a day or two. You can go for work and resume normal activity immediately after blood donation as you won’t feel tired as our body contains more than 5-6 liters of blood.
You can donate blood every 6 months. It is a noble cause which can help save someone’s life.