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Blood donation lower risk of cancer – Expert

by Muhammad Sani

By Adi Angyu

A medical doctor with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Dr. Ashiru Adamu said people who voluntary donated blood are at lower risk of cancer and cardio- vascular related cases.

Dr. Adamu disclosed this during a blood donation campaign organized by Evidence for Action (E4A), held at General Hospital Azare, Katagum local government area of Bauchi state.

He said saving life is probably the other benefit to the recipient and reduce the risk of having cancer to the donor, adding that continuous voluntary donors have added benefit of good health to the person donating the blood.

“Studies have shown that donating blood frequently reduces risk of getting cancer; iron related disorders in the body, reduction of iron store in the liver and heart diseases,” he said.

According to him, voluntary blood donors usually record low risk of cardio-vascular attack, hence the need for healthy individuals to donate blood consistently.

He said that blood donors usually look smart, stronger, agile and flexible.

“When you donate blood four times a year, the level of iron in your body will be low and the risk of having cancer attack is thereby reduced,” he added.

Dr. Adamu stressed that frequent blood donation helps reduces body weight and risk of obesity.

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