blood donation

@dr_ktk (24)
March 1, 2007 11:37am CST
on seeing advertisement regarding blood donation for critical patients,why do most of the people dont have willingness to come foward and help?even good hearted people sometimes back they think its waste of their time?
3 responses
@paulnet (748)
• India
6 Mar 07
There are many benefits donating blood socially as well as physically also. Donating blood may reduce the risk of heart disease for men and stimulate the generation of red blood cells. In patients prone to iron overload, blood donation prevents the accumulation of iron. The amount of toxic chemicals circulating in the blood stream is reduced by the amount contained in given blood. You could save someone's precious life! Blood is a medicine that can only be given from one person to another - no other source is currently available. Volunteer blood donors are needed on a daily basis to give blood for the thousands of patients who need it. So always help by donating blood.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
1 Mar 07
In the UK there's no incentive to give blood to get it free in the future as it's free on the NHS anyway. Those of us that do give do it in the hope that we can help someone - I can't understand why healthy people don't give blood. It's a shame.
• United States
1 Mar 07
I like your question. I think a lot of people would say to themselves there is enough people giving blood. I give blood when ever i get a chance. If i ever have to have a transfusion you get it for free if you donate so much, other wise its very expensive. I dont know how much insurances cover if you have a transfusion It seems that some peple will do it if its for a family member.