Blood donation myths and facts

Blood donation myths and facts

Many people do not donate blood even if they want to because of some myths associated with blood donation. Here is a attempt of Mitr to bust some of the myths related to blood donation:

Myth: Donating blood is painful
Fact: The pain is not more than a needle prick. It is never same as the pain of the one who needs it badly after a surgery or accident.

Myth: I have limited blood in my body and I will get weak if I donate blood
Fact: Donating blood has no ill effects on body. Body keeps generating two million new red cells every second. Plasma after donation is restored within 24 hours.

Myth: I am too old to donate blood.
Fact: Anyone up to the age of 60 years can donate blood without any problems.

Myth: It takes very long to donate blood
Fact: It is never more than an hour.

Myth: I am very skinny (thin) i cannot donate
Fact: Skinny or thin body is not a sign of weak body as fat body is not always healthy.