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World Blood Donor Day 2020: Donating while menstruating and 11 other questions answered

Firstpost | 14/06/2020 09:05 PM | Click to read full article

World Blood Donor Day is observed every year on 14th June to raise more awareness about the act of donating blood and celebrate the ones who save countless lives by doing it. There are many among us who want to donate blood but are held back by misinformation and doubts about the procedure. Today, let’s answer some of these questions.

Is it safe to donate blood while one is menstruating?  Will my health suffer if I donate blood? Is donating blood more than twice a year, harmful? Is the unit of blood donated used immediately?