Main points of donating blood
- Too much iron in your blood is common and dangerous to your health. The danger comes form the creation of too much reactive oxygen species(ROS) which damage your cells.
- You can easily diagnose this by a serum ferritin test. Ideally you want to be between 40 and 60 ng/ml .
- Adult men and non-menstruating women should get their levels checked and if high can easily reduce their levels by donating blood.