Important Health Benefits You Can Get From Donating Blood

Reduced Risk Of Cancer

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Studies published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggest regular blood donors have lower rates of cancer than nondonors. When giving blood, some oxidized iron that has built up in the body is released from the bloodstream. Oxidized iron places stress on organs and accelerate aging. The build-up of iron in the body can also cause cancer. 

Evidence reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2008 shows lower levels of iron in the body reduce the likelihood of cancerous tumor growth, and as mentioned earlier, regular blood donation reduces iron stores in the body. Although more research is needed to understand the link between regular blood donation and cancer risk, the initial results suggest donating blood has anti-cancer benefits.

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