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Thinking About Blood Donation? Here Are The Myths And Truths You Need To Know

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Blood donation is a very noble act. It can save one’s life when in danger. Blood Donation can greatly help out someone when in Danger. It can in return save your life too. If met with an accident or if there is an urgent need for blood, some donors blood will come to the rescue and give you live. Thus, blood donating is a very noble life-saving act and we all should consider doing it. Here are some popular myths about it which are completely false.

 

Myth 1: By Donating A Diseased Person’s Blood, The Recipient Will Also Be Infected

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Truth: This is true and happens only in 2 situations. The first is when the donor’s blood is not investigated. The second is when the donor does not tell of any records of previous illnesses when donating the blood. Do not hide any health information or important facts about your wellbeing when donating blood.

 

Myth 2: If The Recipient Is On Medication, They Can Not Donate Or Recieve Blood

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Truth: In case of serious illnesses, some patients cannot donate blood so it is true. With conventional medicines for most diseases that do not relate to blood, they can still donate and receive blood normally. If you are doubting whether you can donate blood, immediately ease your fears concretely by consulting a medical professional.

 

Myth 3: Blood Donation Is Painful

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Truth: This is false. The only point when a slight sting is felt is when the needle is injected or removed from the area. The sting goes away very fast and there is absolutely no pain. If you experience any terrible pain inform officials or a physician immediately.

 

Myth 4: One Cannot Work After Blood Donation

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Truth: This is false. Any normal individual can work as fast as 5-10 minutes after donating blood. If a feeling of tiredness is felt, it is recommended to drink juice or coconut water to help boost energy levels. If you feel persistent fatigue after donating blood, contact a physician immediately.

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