- On 14 June 2012, worldwide countries celebrated world blood donor day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary blood donors for their life saving gifts of blood.
The UAE took part of the world’s celebrations; the Insurance House (IH) has organized a blood donation day under the theme (My blood, your life).
Mohammad Othman, General Manager of Insurance House said:
“We decided to be part of this global and humanitarian day , because blood donation is a unique compassionate activity , where each blood unit can save many lives”.
What are the potential health benefits of donating blood?
– While the most obvious health benefit of donating blood is the wonderful feeling delivered from giving something vital to someone who needs it , the benefits of donating blood may extend far beyond this to having a positive impact on the donor’s health .
Blood donation removes some of the excess iron which can cause free radical formation in the body. In fact, studies have shown that people who donate blood on a regular basis have a lower risk of heart disease which can improve the medical insurance policy and its cost at the Insurance House UAE, specially with heart disease being the number one cause of death in males, this is indeed an important health benefit, and this plays quite an important role while contracting a medical insurance policy at the Insurance House.
- In the Insurance House , we consider that the potential health benefits of giving blood alone, with the joy of giving to other in need , It’s no wonder the donation of blood has become so popular . An hour spent relaxing in a chair every two months, is all it takes to benefit both your health and the health of a lucky recipient.
Somewhat out there someone is waiting for your generous gift of life.