Did you know that there are health benefits to donating blood? According to the Red Cross, one donation can save up to three lives. Not only are you supporting others, but as a donor you will also experience the benefits!
First of all, it should be noted that donating blood is not suitable for everyone. Thankfully, the blood services have strict protocols developed to keep both the donor and receiver safe. Your haemoglobin levels, blood pressure, medical history, and weight will be checked to ensure that you, the donor, are physically capable of donating blood. The blood is screened to make sure there are not blood-transmittable diseases that could be passed onto the receiver.
In Ayurveda there is a treatment process called Raktamokshana – please note,
Raktamokshana is different to blood donation and is not to be considered the same as blood donation.
In ancient times, the physicians of Ayurveda understood the importance of Raktamokshana (the 5th Panchakarma treatment), blood-letting. The act of removing blood from the body was done to provide the body with an opportunity to generate new, clean blood. Traditionally, blood-letting has been classified into
1. Raktamokshana done with a metal instruments (Pracchana/ incising, Siravedha/ venepuncture)
2. Raktamokshana done without metal instruments * Jalauka vacharana (applying leech ) *Shringa Vacharana/cows horn * Alabu/ Pumpin *Ghatiyantra/pot
So how will donating blood improve your health?
1. It gives the body the opportunity to generate new blood. Blood donation stimulates the liver and spleen to replenish the lost blood volume and produce new, healthy blood cells.
2. Studies show it can lower levels of cholesterol.
3. Blood donation assists in detoxifying the organs. By generating new and health blood, the body is able to circulate essential nutrients to the organs more efficiently.
4. Supports toxin elimination.
5. Most importantly supporting those who are in an extreme situation and need for blood.
Who should not Donate?
Those with low iron levels, on medication, while breastfeeding, exhaustion, under-weight, excessive travel, etc.
A healthy individual can donate blood up to four times a year! If you have travelled recently, there may be restrictions on your ability to donate blood. If you have any questions about your eligibility to donate blood, you are welcome to check the Australian Red Cross Blood Donation at https://www.donateblood.com.au.
If you have any questions about donating blood you are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 0406 810 547. We look forward to hearing from you! A classical reference below about blood letting 🙂 Happy Blood Donating!
Su. Su 14/34
“Twak Doshaha Granthaya Shophaha Rogaha Shonitajascha
Rakta mokshanam Sheelanam Na Bhavanti Kadachana “
Disease of the skin, tumours, oedema and diseases arising from blood will never occur in a person undergoing blood letting (when required).
* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴.