Home > Lifestyle > Your Blood Your Blood All sections in Lifestyle » Diet and nutrition » Fitness » Man » Sex » Parenting » Woman » Contraception » Environmental Health » Health and Your Money » Healthy Home » Healthy Workplace » Mental Health » Pet Health » Stop Smoking » Street Drugs » Sun » Teen » Travel Health » Ageing well » Natural Health » Health tech » All lifestyle sections Are blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier? A new study has found that blood donations received from females or young people may be linked to a lower rate of survival for recipients. SEE: What happens with your donated blood?Could universal donor blood be possible with this method?The other side of anaemia - when you have too much iron in your blood Blood from previously pregnant women is safe for donation: Study Investigators found no significant differences in deaths related to blood transfusions from women who had been pregnant, those who had never been pregnant, and men. SEE: What happens to your donated blood? We take a look at the 8 stops your blood donation makes before it can save lives. 10 myths about blood donation debunkedAre blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier?Kids can get food allergies from donated blood Here's why you should donate blood If all blood donors donated blood every eight weeks, there would rarely be a blood shortage in South Africa. Lifesavers: Meet two of SA’s most prolific blood donorsHere's why you should donate blood10 myths about blood donation debunked Who cannot donate blood in SA? While many people would like to donate blood to save lives, for some people it just isn't possible. Lifesavers: Meet two of SA’s most prolific blood donors The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is currently experiencing a critically low blood stock level. However, there are people who are dedicated to donating blood and helping others. This is how easy it is to donate blood Want to donate blood, but not sure how the process works? We spoke to the Western Province Blood Transfusion Services to explain the process step-by-step. Are blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier?Blood donationKids can get food allergies from donated blood 10 myths about blood donation debunked 14 June is World Blood Donor Day. If you are still apprehensive about donating blood because you're afraid or convinced you won't be eligible, read on. Call for potential donors as Cape blood stocks run low The essential service says they only have enough type O blood stocks for two days. Is it OK to use older blood for transfusions? Being able to safely use older blood for transfusions could help tremendously when blood banks face a shortage. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.