Donating Blood Has It's Benefits

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Many of us are hesitant to donating blood and there’s always a shortage of Latino donors. Why? Perhaps it’s the lack of education or the fear of needles. Donating blood is very safe and it has several long-term benefits. Just imagine if the blood you donate could help another person live a healthier life or just live.

Many people believe that people that get into accidents are the only ones that need a blood transfusion, but that’s not true. Diseases like liver disease can stop your body from properly making blood, so a transfusion is needed. The same thing goes for people that have anemia, kidney disease, or cancer. Others are born with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, so they need constant transfusions. There are many that are skeptical about donating, but even if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you can still donate.

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