Studies show that one-quarter of all people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their life. Read the infographic guide below to find out how you can save a life today.
The Need For Blood
Did you know that someone needs blood every two seconds? Yet despite the high demand, only 10% of people who can give blood actually do so. Many countries are experiencing blood shortages, so it’s vital that eligible donors do their bit by giving blood on a regular basis.
How Are Blood Donations Used?
When you give blood, its various components can be used to treat many different ailments. This means that just one unit of blood can be used to save up to three lives. Blood transfusions are needed to treat patients with certain medical conditions such as cancer, anaemia and blood disorders. Blood is also required for cardiac and emergency surgeries and to treat blood loss after childbirth.
Blood Donation: A Safe & Short Process
Many people don’t give blood because they are under the misapprehension that it is a drawn-out and painful process. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In all, donating blood takes just under an hour to complete. In terms of pain, you may feel some discomfort with the initial prick of the needle, but otherwise the procedure is completely painless. In total, just 350-450ml of blood will be taken from the body during a session and the body will replenish this with new blood soon after donating.
Learn More About Blood Donation
If you are interested in giving blood and would like to find out more about the process, why not check out this helpful infographic from Study Medicine Europe. This handy guide also clears up some of the most widespread myths about blood donation to encourage you to visit your local clinic.
Read the infographic below to learn more.
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