I fainted once after giving blood. Should I donate again?

Answer I fainted the very first time I gave blood. They had just seated me at the table where they were giving us half of a sandwich, chips and a drink when, suddenly, I fell into my potato chips, hit my ... Read More »

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Just like people donate Blood, Can a human donate Insulin?

Insulin used to be made from the pancreases of slaughtered pigs and cows. To get insulin from you, they'd have to take out your pancreas, which would not be good for you. You can't extract it from... Read More »

Does a fainted person breath while he remains in the fainted state?

Yes, because if they stop breathing, then it's respiratory and soon to be cardiac arrest, not fainting.

Giving Blood vs. Giving Plasma?

Blood and its components cannot be manufactured or harvested. People who need blood or plasma transfusions must rely on others who have chosen to volunteer their time to donate their blood or plasm... Read More »

Is giving blood bad for you?

Actually, it is just the opposite.......'making' your body regenerate blood is a healthy activity for the body and everyone should be encouraged to do so. The volume is restored rather quickly whi... Read More »