When life handed these folks lemons, they didn’t just make lemonade. They turned tragedy into art and visible scars into an opportunity to express the beauty of their souls.
Whether they were celebrating their healing, hiding their shame, or just expressing their sense of humor, they took the marred canvas of their body and turned it into something sublime that rose above the incidents that marked them. They turned bugs into features.
They no longer need to hide anything. They have every reason to bare it all and to brag about their body beautiful and the art that covers it.
10 Myths about Blood Donation
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson
• My health will deteriorate after blood donation-
Many people think that their health will deteriorate after donating blood. This is absolutely incorrect. Donating blood has many health benefits instead of hazards.
It stops excess iron from accumulating in the blood and reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
People often think that high blood pressure makes them unfit to donate blood. Simply untrue. As long as the blood pressure is below 180 systolic and 100 diastolic you can donate blood. Medicines that you take for blood pressure do not disqualify you from donating blood.
• A day’s rest is required after blood donation-
You may be surprised to know that you can resume with your daily routine right after donating blood. You should make sure to replenish your fluids with water and juices. Avoid direct sunlight and alcohol for 24 hours.
It is a myth that people with seasonal allergies cannot donate blood.
• I will become blood deficient after donating it-
Its a common fear that prevails regarding blood donation. Blood donation does not leave you with deficiency. Blood levels return to normal within 48 hours.
• Blood donation leads to infections-
Some think that if they donate blood they will be exposed to diseases like HIV. Simply not true. A new needle is used for every donor and is properly discarded after use.
• Blood donation leads to obesity-
Blood donation does not affect your body weight at all.
• Blood donation makes a person weak-
Blood donation does not lead to weakness.
• Blood donation takes lot of time-
People often think that blood donation is a very long and time consuming process. This is absolutely incorrect. It varies from place to place, available chairs, etc., but you should be done in less than an hour.