Is blood donation for everyone? MANILA, Philippines — It is in giving that we receive. Take the case of donating blood. When it comes to doing good for one’s neighbor, nothing compares to it. The donor gives part of himself — his own blood — without getting anything monetary in return. But the rewards are priceless. “I think donating blood is the highest form of giving. You give your very own living cells,” says Dr. Pedrito Tagayuna, head of The Medical City (TMC) Blood Bank and Transfusion Services. The joy one gets from knowing that another person can see another sunrise, and spend more time with his loved ones — because of life-giving blood — is something money can’t buy. Blood donating is also a godsend for people who have no time for regular workouts. That is because donating a pint (450 ml) of blood burns a whopping 650 calories in the donor’s body. What … [Read more...] about Is blood donation for everyone?