Common Myths regarding Blood Donation
We all have anxiety and some question in our minds before doing any work for the first time. I know you all must be having some queries regarding blood donation. Here's a site that will solve all your queries and of course resolve the creeping myths in our minds. I too had certain myths when I came to know about blood donation, but when I consulted the doctors and various lab technicians, they gave me a clear picture and how safe is BLOOD DONATION.
- Why do people fear to donate blood?
This is a no-denying fact that most of the people around us are still unaware of the importance of blood donation. Apart from benefitting a needy, it also helps in the removal of unnecessary fatty elements from our body.
- Will it pain a lot?
Yes, it is one of the myths that we all have. It is just a little discomfort at the time of donation, but it will make a huge difference by donating little drops of blood for the needy. There is everything for the first time, and as time passes we become well aware of happenings.
- Why should I only come forward and donate blood? :
Someone has to come forward to make some changes in society. So have faith and take a step forward for such a noble cause. Anyone can make a big contribution to society, merely by donating blood.
- Will I become weak if I donate blood?
It is one of the common myths. Blood Donation can never make you feel week. Any healthy person within the age group of 18-60 years and having 50 kgs of weight can comfortably donate blood without any weakness. In a human body, there are about 9-10 pints of blood (Male) & 11-12 pints (Females). Only a pint of blood is taken under the supervision of trained doctors. Our body has the capacity to replenish the same amount of blood in 24-48 hrs of the period. Blood donation instead rejuvenates the circulation of blood which reduces the facts of hearts diseases.
- If I donate blood I may get infected to Diseases.
It is to make you aware that, Blood Donation is a very safe process which is performed under the supervision of trained staff without any deliverables with the patients. "I may get infected to the infectious diseases like AIDS or any other disease".While performing the process, each time new needles are used and thrown after its usage.