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If blood donation is good for health?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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