Donating blood benefits you, too

Published On: Dec 20 2012 01:10:29 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 04 2013 03:14:45 PM EST

While most people donate blood to help others who need it, there are also some health benefits to the donor as well.


When you donate blood a short physical is done on each donor.


To ensure you are in good health your blood pressure, pulse and temperature are taken. A small hemoglobin sample is also taken. This will alert you to any potential problems with your vitals.