Dark Chocolate Is Your Perfect Blood Donation Remedy This Easter!

Frankly now, who doesn't love chocolate? This Easter, we are giving you the best excuse to help you savor this sweet! "Eating dark chocolate could be the key to preventing a national blood shortage during the holidays." The message was first delivered by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in 2013, promoting their cause in a … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Is Your Perfect Blood Donation Remedy This Easter!

Get Your Blood Tested Before Having Your Driving License!

Photo by http://www.yasa.org In our country, getting a driving license could cost you no more than a few dollars. And the addition of a wrong blood type to it, nothing more. However, many fail to remember that the only way for paramedics to know your blood type is by checking this driving license, if ever … Continue reading Get Your Blood Tested Before Having Your Driving License!

Hepatitis: who can and who can’t donate?

Everyone has caught at least one of them, if not must have been vaccinated against some of them during childhood. "Hepatitis" also know as "صفيرة", is a medical condition during which the liver (an organ inside the body partly responsible for eliminating the medicine you take and helping enormously in the digestion process by secreting many … Continue reading Hepatitis: who can and who can’t donate?

Can you blood type predict your personality?

Throughout the years, Japanese researchers have been particularly interested in finding a link between the 4 main blood groups A, O, B and AB and the personalities of their holders. Fascinatingly, for decades, blood typing has been used in their culture by: - Employers when assessing job candidates, - Dating services for potential love matches, - And even … Continue reading Can you blood type predict your personality?

Who are your blood types’ ancestors?

The  8 main blood types belonging to the ABO and Rhesus systems, are seen everywhere around the world. Well, almost everywhere, since some countries beg for blood donors of certain types. Contrary to what you may expect, the distribution differs in every corner of the globe according to many ethnic and racial analyses, done throughout … Continue reading Who are your blood types’ ancestors?

2 new Blood Types discovered!

You probably know your blood type: A, B, AB or O. You may even know if you're Rhesus positive or negative. But how about I tell you that in addition to those 2 systems (ABO and Rhesus), one could have as far as 28 other types in his blood? Intriguing, isn't it? 28 in fact, … Continue reading 2 new Blood Types discovered!

Blood, a multi-colored fluid?

Since we're born, in school books, all of us  get to learn, shallowly at least, about our body's organs and tissues among which the blood. We've always been told blood is red. Is it really true? Well, we're about to find out, but first let's discover what gives the blood its color. Iron in hemoglobin: … Continue reading Blood, a multi-colored fluid?

Opt for safe blood donations!

Even though donating and receiving blood is an extremely safe procedure, there are always potential risks that need to be assessed and managed with regards to the patients and the donors. Safety does not begin and end at the blood banks and hospitals, patients and donors have an important role to play as well. The … Continue reading Opt for safe blood donations!

What’s in your blood?

When your donation is received, it is separated into individual components with a machine called a centrifuge. The different components are red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma. Each and every one of them can be put to a different use. Red blood cells her main function is to distribute the oxygen to our body … Continue reading What’s in your blood?