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From Marianna, Florida, USA:

I have type 1 diabetes, I donate blood regularly, and I was told by my doctor that as long as I felt well I could donate. Aside from the social contribution I've been told donating blood is healthy for you, so I've continued. Is it? How?


There are data that blood donation might be associated with a lesser risk of heart attack. It seems the iron you lose when you give blood might actually be good for you. That is not a tight fact, just an association.


Original posting 6 May 2002
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