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if blood donation is good for health?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes!: Donating blood is one of the best things men can do for their health. This is because iron is a pro-oxidant, increasing risk of heart disease & cancer. Donating blood reduces our iron load. One study found men who donate blood once a year had an 88% lower risk of heart attack! it also lowers risk of several types of cancer! see http://blog.Lef.Org/2010/07/health-benefits-from-donating-blood.Html.
Answered on Feb 1, 2018
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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe ; yes: While there may be an actual benefit in turning over the iron stores in your body (see book "the iron elephant), there definitely is a well-deserved improve in self-esteem and morale knowing that with the simple act of donating a unit of blood you have saved three lives! and you can have a cookie. Highly recommend donating as it is definitely needed!
Answered on Mar 19, 2014

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