Let 2019 be the year you save a life by donating blood!
Did you know that someone needs blood every two seconds, yet only 10% of eligible people choose to donate blood? In fact, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are approximately 67 countries have severe blood shortages.
“If you’re a blood donor, you’re a hero to someone, somewhere, who received your gracious gift of life.”
Blood donation is a safe, painless and quick procedure. Only 350-450ml of blood is taken from the body during a donation session and the body soon replaces this. What’s more, the majority of donors are in and out of the clinic in under an hour.
While the thought of needles can frighten some, it’s important to consider how the benefits far outweigh the discomfort of a tiny needle prick. For example, just one unit of donated blood can save up to three lives.
Unfortunately, there are many myths still abound about blood donation. Oftentimes, people base their decision not to donate on these myths. So, it’s important to read up on the facts about blood donation from a reputable and trustworthy source before making such a decision.
If you are thinking about donating blood, you may want to take a look at this highly informative infographic from Study Medicine Europe. This helpful graphic lays out some key figures about the state of blood donations around the world. It also clears up some of the most widespread myths about blood donation to encourage you to visit your local clinic.
Take a look at the infographic below to find out more about giving blood today.