A lot of people do not realize how easy it is to donate blood. This proven by the fact that less than 5% of the people who have the ability and qualify to donate blood actually do. Here some qualifications to donate blood.
Determine if you an eligible donor
In order to donate blood you must follow the basic requirements. The blood center will also ask you several questions about your health.
- You must be in good health.
- You must be at least 17 years old.
- You must way at least 110 pounds.
Find a blood bank in your area
Searching the web is the best way to find a blood bank in your area. Some of the best places are The American Association of Blood Banks and The Red Cross.
Check out local blood drives
This is a convenient way to get to know what the process is of giving blood without have to travel to the blood bank.
Make it a habit
Make giving blood a habit, especially if you are healthy and meet all of the requirements. You are helping people who are in serious need of help. Usually these people have been through natural disasters, have an illness or have been in an accident. So they have been through a lot of stress. You would be doing a great services to yourself, the community, and these people who need it most.