13 Things You Should Know Before Donating Blood

Donating blood is an incredibly noble cause, however, there are some things you should know before you hand your arm over.

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Blood donation facts

There are many reasons to donate blood, not the least of which is that it can be a lifesaving and selfless act. At the moment, blood donations are urgently needed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as more surgeries and procedures taking place that were temporarily delayed due to the coronavirus. (In fact, the Red Cross is now offering free Covid-19 antibody tests to people to encourage blood donations.)

If you are thinking about becoming a blood donor, here are some donation facts you need to know before making your way to the American Red Cross.

Blood transfusion to a patient in the hospital

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