Activate your Happy Hormones and be a blood donor! Help save lives!

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Apalit, Pampanga Philippines [3/20/2016] The lobby of ADD Convention Center is filled with happy and eager donors as the quarterly mass bloodletting started early morning. At about 8 a.m. a total of 225 people registered but only 159 made it. 52 did not pass due to low blood count.

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One pint of blood will save 3 lives. Blood cannot be manufactured, they are given by willing volunteers and passed through extensive examination.

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Ms. Jane Aron,  who arrived early had sentimental reasons for donating blood. Her brother is a regular recipient of blood from blood banks.

“Kaya ko talaga gustong gusto mag donate ng dugo kasi yung kuya ko regular na humihingi kami ng dugo sa blood bank at para makatulong din naman sa ibang nangangailangan ng dugo kaya nag donate ako. Mas maraming benepisyo yung makukuha ng isang blood donor. Malaking tulong, hindi lang doon sa mga taong natutulungan mo o masasagip ang buhay dahil nga nangangailangan sila ng dugo. Malaking tulong din ito dun sa part ng donor dahil mas nagiging healthy kasi napapalitan naman ang dugo. “ – Ms. Jane Aron

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Ms. Rosalie Cos, reporter of UNTV, a first time donor.

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Dr. Ian Tristan Perez Vergara, PBC Medical Officer 3 imparts what blood donation means to every human body. Philippine Blood Center ties up with ADD Foundation International for the quarterly event nationwide.

Here is his statement

“Blood donation improves immune system. It lessens the risk of cancer and stroke or heart attack. Siyempre, meron kang overall feeling na nakatulong ka sa tao. Sa isang bag, nakakatulong ng 3 tao. Nakaka promote ng ‘happy hormones’ na tinatawag. Endorphins yun. Parang masigla ka, happy ka, maganda yung feeling.” 

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“Pag pinapasok yung needle, may konting sakit. Pero pag nasa loob na rin ng ugat, okay na, may manhid na kaya hindi dapat na matakot. Tsaka pag naisip nila na nakakatulong sila sa ibang tao, mayroon kasing mga tao na sobrang active, lifestyle nila, mahilig na mag ehersisyo at the same time, nagba blood dontation, parang young looking at ang ganda ng glow sa mukha, sa balat, nare-replenish yung old RBC’s natin pag gumagawa yung bone marrow ng mga batang RBC na nagsu-supply ng good oxygen sa iba’t ibang parte ng katwan. Yun ang maganda.”

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Ideal blood donation

Ang ideal is between 12 weeks to 4 months para at least hindi maging anemia. Hintayin natin na mag mature yung mga bagong gawang RBC. Para mapalitan fully yung idinonate na mapalitan yung bone marrow fully kaya may ganung sets ng pagdo donate.

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Donating blood is beneficial to our body but it also means saving other lives. One bag means 3 lives. Donate blood now and make a difference.

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Related Topics/videos:

http://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Your-Blood/The-health-benefits-of-donating-blood-20140610

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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