Studies show that one-quarter of all people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their life. Read the below infographic guide to discover why you should donate blood today.
Last year, the Philippines achieved its goal of gathering one million blood units from 1% of its total population. Yet despite the massive progress that has been made in this area there is still plenty of room for improvement.
The Benefits of Giving Blood
Donating blood can help save the lives and improve the health of others. The decision to give your blood can save a life, or in some cases even multiple lives if the blood is separated into its components.
The Importance of Regular Blood Donations
Due to its limited shelf life, there is a constant need for fresh blood. In order for safe blood to be available whenever and wherever it’s needed, it’s crucial that a sufficient number of healthy people make the generous decision to donate on a regular basis.
Blood Donation: A Safe & Short Process
In all, donating blood is a quick process and takes just under an hour to complete. While the initial prick of the needle can be a little uncomfortable, the rest of the procedure is painless. Many people are under the misconception that giving blood is unhealthy. In fact, only around 350-450ml of blood is taken from the body during a donation session and the body will replace this with new blood soon after donating.
Find Out More About Blood Donation
If you are interested in donating blood and would like to learn more about it, check out the below infographic from Study Medicine Europe. You can also visit the Philippine Red Cross to locate your nearest clinic and to find out if you are eligible to give blood.