Here are some interesting and alarming facts about donating blood that may make you more keen to get down and donate.

1) DONATING BLOOD IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

Blood flow and blood volume is integral to keeping the heart beating. However, while it may sound counterintuitive, regularly donating blood can actually improve heart health, not compromise it. According to Blood Flow Online, donating blood regularly can help to reduce how thick and sticky your blood is, thus allowing blood to flow more easily through the blood vessels and reach the heart faster.

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Although all blood types are needed, o positive is the most commonly used.

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