Feeling faint? Have some water

Feeling faint? Have some water
If you are prone to fainting at the sight of blood, or a regular donator of blood, read on. Research from the American Red Cross found that consuming 16 ounces of water right before you donate blood reduces the chances of you fainting by 20%. Doing so will be a win-win situation for everyone. The doctors get better retention rates for blood donors and donors themselves can walk with a reduced sense of fear or trepidation, if they had any at all in the first place.

Water health benefits

Historically, the trend has been seen that if you do pass out even once after donating blood you never end up being a donor ever again due to the unpleasantness of the experience. By eliminating the negativity that could possibly surround the experience, this will almost certainly lead to more repeat donors bolstering the ranks of givers. The reason for water being effective in this case is that it increases activity in the sympathetic nervous system which controls our “fight or flight” response and this means you will have heightened awareness, increased blood pressure and higher energy levels.

Using this linkage as a basis, research was conducted by the American Red Cross to try and find a cure of sorts for fainting due to a loss of blood pressure and the results were affirmatively positive. Following the revelation of this piece of good news, the American Red Cross itself expects to see a rise in the number of blood donors and this should be a trend that manifests itself worldwide as news spreads. Water really is a source of sustenance for life, if you ever had a doubt at it.