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Heart, Blood and Circulatory System :
Blood Donation

A noble gesture to help a fellow human being, blood donation is carried out when a person voluntarily agrees for blood to be drawn with the intention of donating it. This donated blood may be used for transfusions or may be separated into individual components to be used as required.

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1. Do I lose my strength if I donate blood?

No you will not lose your strength by giving blood. After donating blood, you replace these red blood cells and the iron lost in 4 weeks and 8 weeks respectively. Your body has around 5-5.5 liters of blood .You will not lose much by donating one unit of blood which is less than 500 ml.

2. How often can I donate blood?

You can donate blood once every 56 days as this is the time required for the blood to recoup its iron loss.

3. Will I get HIV or any other diseases by donating blood?

No You will not get any diseases including HIV because of blood donation. Be sure to check that the needles used for blood collections are sterile.

4. Can I donate blood during the menstrual period?

You can definitely donate blood during the menstrual period provided you are not anemic.

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