Friday, June 01, 2012
New research indicated that blood donors benefit. Particularly if they are obese or have diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
Giving blood reduces blood pressure, glucose and fats in the blood . . . and the effects are persistent.
I used to give blood regularly . . . DH also, a trip to the blood donor clinic regularly constituting a lunch time date . . . but haven't for a while. I was often turned down because of borderline anemia. And then blood donors are rejected for awhile after surgery/radiation therapy.
But the old medieval concept of "blood letting" seems to have some scientific validity!
And yes, of course -- great for those who need a blood donation (I've been there several times).
Win win for sure. I'm thinking it's time to give blood again!