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

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Myth 5: There Is Body Weakness After Donating Blood

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Truth: This is mostly false. Donors may feel dizzy after donating blood. This is because 350-450 mL of blood is taken. However, the normal human body fills it very fast and easily. Weakness should not be present persistently after blood donation.

 

Myth 6: There Will Be Lot Of Blood

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Truth: This is false. The area where the needle was injected will not bleed profusely. There will be tiny bleeding for a few minutes. It is advised to fold your elbow and maintain that position for a few minutes to stop bleeding faster. If bleeding does not stop, contact a doctor.

 

Myth 7: You Donate Blood At Only Certain Ages

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Truth: This is true. It is advised that individuals between the age of 18 and 65 can donate blood. These individuals should also not weigh lesser than 48 kgs. If you have doubts as to whether or not you can donate blood, ask your doctor for detailed information.

 

Myth 8: Blood Should Be Donated Before Having Breakfast

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Truth: It is better to have breakfast before you donate blood. If possible, avoid empty stomach before donating blood. For more information consult an official or a doctor.

These are some of the most common myths that may stop perfect candidates from donating blood. Have you heard of more myths that are not true or that have reasons behind them? Let us know. And also remember, by donating blood, you’re helping save a life, you’re a superhero! Also, read about these high protein vegetarian foods which you should include in your diet for stronger muscles.

Vijay Alagar
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