Donating blood is good for the health of donors as well as those who need it. Not only does the receiver of the donation benefit, but the donor has an advantage as well. Donating blood can help treat patients with diseases like chronic or sickle cell anemia and reduces the risk of cancer. For a donor, the benefits they are receiving are maintaining a healthy iron-blood level by reducing the chance of excess iron in the blood stream and blood cell production is stimulated throughout the body which helps to sustain health. Knowing that you saved a life is always a good feeling to have, so what are you waiting for? Donate some blood!