Sunday, October 16, 2016

Blood donation..

Was lucky to donate 350 ml of O+ blood to Narayana Hrudayalaya this morn from church. 
NH is very professional as to how they collect blood. They divide blood into three groups, plasma (life of 1 week),  platelets ( life 3 days) and packed cells (life 1 year) if stored at -60 deg C. ..

Most of the people have a morbid fear of blood donation, it comes out of inexperience and ignorance. If you are leading a balanced life with no self-destructive tobacco and liquor consumption habits, blood donation is just like any other human activity. I have been donating every since I was 20 years for the past 32 years, blood donation is very relaxing and an anti depressant too.. The good thing is I have been able to motivate many students from the educational institutions where I have been teaching to donate blood.

It is said, a blood donation has the benefit of running 2 full length, 41 km marathons !! Keeps one healthy, active and agile !

Bangalore has a full length international marathon happening this morn, 15 oct, 2016 !!

Since I gave to Narayana Hrudayalaya. I know it will reach needy people and will be processed and kept in the highest levels of hygiene and safety ..

Hoping to hit 50 before I stop blood  donation!

Blood donation has known health benefits like lower risk of cancer, helping maintain body iron levels to healthy levels, thereby reducing heart and liver ailments.

Click on this link for more info..  DONT HESITATE, TAKE A BOLD STEP FORWARD, SAVE YOUR LIFE AS WELL 3 OTHERS..

George..

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