The more I explore the Wellness Industry and as greys compete for dominance wherever hair can be found, the more glaring it becomes to me that a holistic healthy and happy life is way more than we focus on. There is an endless list that brings out the best in us as humans and my favourites are; gardening, playing a musical instrument, supporting a charity or orphanage or donating blood. Saying a kind word or thank you to someone, a smile, a hug, loving friends and family completes my list of “must dos or haves” for a healthy and enjoyable life.
What is a special present that could come only from you? The greatest gift you can give another human is, literally, LIFE. When you donate blood even once, you may save up to three people; a newborn holding on to dear life, a mother bleeding profusely after delivery, a young adult severely injured in a crash or even a cancer patient in need of a new lease on life. We all have the POWER to extend lives by donating blood (giving life) and in the process we grow healthier.
Medical Science has made huge advances but as at today Human Blood cannot be manufactured and we continue to rely on blood donations. Let us go the extra mile to save lives; be a life-saver by donating blood now.
How does the Blood Donor Benefit? 10 exciting must knows.
Your Safety as a Blood Donor is Paramount
Who can Donate Blood?
We are permanently excluded from donating blood if we are taking medication for high blood pressure or heart failure. Have tested positive for HIV or Hepatitis or have any form of liver disease. Diabetics, Asthmatics, those with peptic ulcer disease, sickle cell disease and those receiving medication to manage epilepsy are exempted. If you currently abuse drugs or have a history of drug abuse or you have multiple sexual partners then you will not be able to donate blood.
As you read now, someone is about to take his or her last breath because there is NO BLOOD available. You have the power to change a whole family and the world’s destiny by donating blood safely.
Someone needs to read this so that he/she can donate blood or get many people to do same; kindly spread the message.
If you have additional questions about donating blood or you want to donate blood but don’t know how or where, visit www.nbsghana.org or call 027-750-1010.
Without a doubt HE OR SHE WHO GIVES BLOOD GIVES LIFE!!!!
AS ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN, ENSURE HYGIENE, WALK AND PRAY EVERYDAY AND REMEMBER IT’S A PRICELESS GIFT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS (blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI)
Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel
Health Essentials Ltd/Mobissel/St. Andrews Clinic
*Dr. Essel is a medical doctor, holds an MBA and is ISSA certified in exercise therapy, fitness nutrition and corrective exercise.
Thought for the week – “When disaster strikes, help has to come fast. This is why those of us who are “qualified” to donate blood must do so regularly. There is no better time to donate than now!”