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Blood_Donation_Factor_Plasma_Chronic_ConditionsDonating a pint of blood takes about 10 minutes—and just one pint can save up to three lives.

And since blood donations benefit everyone from hemophilia and autoimmune-disorder patients to accident victims in emergency situations, it’s our responsibility to roll up our sleeves, extend an arm, and share a pint or two.

Pint-size perks

  • Donating one pint of blood burns approximately 650 calories—so enjoy that Starbucks.
  • Get an overview of your blood pressure, pulse, and hemoglobin—plus, your blood will be tested for 13 infectious diseases, including hepatitis B and C, HIV, and syphilis.
  • Blood donation may help regulate iron levels, making it a great way to avoid iron overload while also reducing the risks of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

But the greatest benefit of all? You’ll walk out armed with the knowledge that a few minutes of your time has the power to dramatically change the course of someone’s life.

Donate today!