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8 Surprising Benefits of Donating Blood

The Remedy Logo By Erin Hueffner of The Remedy | Slide 1 of 9: You probably know how much donating blood can help others. According to the Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. It can take 100 pints of blood to save the life of a single car accident victim. And patients with sickle cell diseases or cancers need blood transfusions during treatment. Since blood can't be manufactured, these people depend on blood donors. A lot of them. But what are the health benefits to the blood donor? You might be surprised to learn that you get more than a sense of pride. The Remedy asked a doctor and scoured the medical journals to bring you some of the reasons to consider blood donation.

8 Surprising Benefits of Donating Blood

You probably know how much donating blood can help others. According to the Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. It can take 100 pints of blood to save the life of a single car accident victim. And patients with sickle cell diseases or cancers need blood transfusions during treatment. Since blood can't be manufactured, these people depend on blood donors. 

A lot of them. 

But what are the health benefits to the blood donor? You might be surprised to learn that you get more than a sense of pride. The Remedy asked a doctor and scoured the medical journals to bring you some of the reasons to consider blood donation.

A note to MSN readers: A person in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. In honor of National Blood Donor Month, we are holding a virtual blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross and inviting our readers to sign up to donate blood. Start 2020 by helping to save a life. Please consider signing up today.

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