Blood Donation and Women's Health

OneBlood May 12, 2020

The Office on Women’s Health advises that all women and girls with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and women 65 years and older, to take care of their health now. Regular check-ups are necessary to learn more about what exams or screenings women need during their lifetime. Preventive care can keep disease away or detect problems early when treatment is more effective. 
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Donors receive a health and wellness check with each blood donation
At OneBlood, we are committed to being part of the solution when it comes to Women’s health. During the donation process, we provide women donors with a FREE wellness checkup that includes blood pressure, iron count, temperature and cholesterol readings. The wellness checkup can also alert you to an undetected health condition such as high blood pressure, low pulse or low iron, so you can follow up with your primary care physician for treatment. alt text

Donating blood is good for the heart
Giving blood on a regular basis, may also help with blood flow, resulting in fewer arterial blockages. Studies have shown that donating throughout the year can drastically reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. As a OneBlood donor, you can track your wellness checkups with each donation through the donor login portal on our website.

Let’s celebrate women’s health by taking steps to live a healthier life:

  • Get Moving. Physical activity has many health benefits and improves quality of life. 
  • Enjoy a healthy and balanced diet. Nutrition is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Prioritize mental health. 
  • Practice healthy behaviors such as getting enough sleep and staying up to date on screening exams. 

Start your healthy lifestyle today! For more information visit the Office on Women’s Health.  

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