The number one reason blood donors say they give is because they want to help others. Donating blood saves lives. Usually it’s the lives of hospital patients, but every now and then it’s the life of a donor.
Donating blood has health benefits – Every time a person donates blood at Indiana Blood Center or any other blood center he or she receives a mini-physical. The blood technician checks each donor’s body temperature, pulse, blood pressure, iron levels and cholesterol.
(Cholesterol results can be viewed by donors a few days after their donation by logging into their DonorPoint account.)
Kansas City blood donor, Bill Coffman, received a mini-physical that was LIFESAVING. A few days after donating blood, Coffman received his results from Community Blood Center. To Coffman’s surprise, his cholesterol levels were off the charts.
Coffman gives thanks to Community Blood Center for being alive. Had he not donated blood, it could have been too late before he sought medical attention.
More of Coffman’s story here.
About 47 percent of American adults have cholesterol levels that are too high. To get out or stay out of this percentage, you should have your cholesterol levels checked regularly.
An easy way to maintain your cholesterol levels is by donating blood. As stated above, each donor receives a mini-physical before they donate blood, which includes checking cholesterol levels.
You can donate whole blood every 56 days, which means by doing so you can stay on top of your cholesterol levels.
Save the lives of others, with the potential of saving your own.
Schedule to Give Red at DonorPoint.org.