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Blood Donation Lowers Calories, Improves Body Fitness

Blood Donation Lowers Calories, Improves Body Fitness

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The Blood Safety Programme Manager, Institute of Human Virology, Nigerians (IHVN), Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, says regular blood donation improves body fitness and lowers calories. Abubakar explained at a blood donation drive in Abuja on Tuesday to mark World Blood Donor Day that donating one pint of blood (450 ml) removes 650 calories from the donor’s body. Abubakar said the theme for the celebration, ”blood donation as an action of solidarity”, had the slogan ”Be there for someone else.” He said that transfusion of blood helps save millions of lives every year and put a natural smile on the face of blood receiver. According to him, blood donation can help patients suffering from life-threatening health conditions to live longer with higher quality of life. He also said that blood donati