Blood donation is so vital and so simple, and yet not enough people do it. People refusing to donate blood means more people dying. Of course, it is your decision entirely, but you should at least be clear about the blood donation process as silly reasons can often put people off donating. This infographic from Study Medicine Europe looks to clear up some of the myths surrounding blood donation and will hopefully encourage people to donate.
Some people believe that giving blood hurts, but it is no more painful than a standard needle prick and that will hopefully be a reminder of the good deed. There are also myths surrounding who can and can’t give blood with many believing anyone on medication can’t donate. The reality is that the majority of medications will not affect your ability to donate blood. See the full infographic now and spread the word about the blood donation myths.