There’s been a rise in interest in blood donation lately, but not just because it’s a way to save others’ lives.
See, with the latest treatment for baldness, your own blood is harvested, processed to separate the plasma from the blood cells, then injected into your bald patch as a way to prompt the hair to regrow, says FSP Health.
But as it’s blood donation month, you should be thinking of blood donation as a way to improve the lives of others, not just your own.
After all, there are frequent shortages at blood banks across the world. It’s especially bad in India at the moment, with many students on holiday out of the country, as these are one of the most eager demographics when it comes to blood donation, says TheHindu.
Here’s what you need to know if you want to donate blood…
There are three main types of blood donation – plasma, platelets and whole blood.
Did you know Type AB blood’s the best type for plasma and platelet donation?
If you have Type AB blood, you can give a simultaneous platelet and plasma donation as anyone in need can receive your plasma, says RedCrossBlood.
Type O blood? You’re in great demand for whole blood donation!
If your blood is Type O negative, it’s a great idea to go for whole blood donation.
The reason? Yours is the only blood type that can be safely given to everyone, no matter their blood type, adds DonateBlood.
There you have it – knowing your blood type can help you decide which type of blood donation to go for this Blood Donation Month.