You probably already know that donating blood can save lives.
But did you know that donating blood and platelets is risk-free to the donor, and it has some health perks for you as the donor?
We talked to Fernando Martinez, M.D., medical director of Transfusion Services and Donor Operations at MD Anderson, about some of the reasons you should donate blood.
You will get some important medical information
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