About Blood Donation

Know More About Live Blood Donation

  • # The most precious gift one can give to someone, is the gift of blood saving one’s life. Your one unit of blood saves more than one life when separated into various components (red blood cells, plasma platelets etc.).

  • # Blood is the regular need for patients suffering from diseases like thalassemia, hemophilia, and also for the treatment of accident injuries pre & post surgeries, anemia, etc.

  • # By donating Blood, your preliminary health checkup is done by default as some blood tests are conducted before Blood Donation.

  • Less likely to suffer diseases

  • # By default, a donor knows if he/she is suffering from some disease..

  • # Donor gets a sense of satisfaction after donating as donating blood is giving life to someone (may be your own or a stranger).

  • # It is said that people who donate blood are 88% less likely to suffer a heart attack and 33% less likely to acquire any type of cardiovascular disease.

  • # When one donates blood, only one unit of blood is taken, which does not make donor weaker.

    • # One unit of donated blood can save up to three lives.

    • # One can donate blood every three months

    • # It only takes 48 hours for the body fluids to be completely replenished.

    • # Specialists have opined that the volume of blood in the human body to be eight percent of body weight.

    • # A red blood cell can make a complete circuit of your body in 30 seconds.

    • # White blood cells make up about 1% of an individual’s blood.

    # According to a 2012 World Health Organisation (WHO) report, only nine million units are collected annually, while the need is for 12 million units.

    # Delhi NCR alone faces a shortage of 100,000 units per year.

    # Shelf-life of donated blood varies depending upon the component, whether whole blood or otherwise. Hence there is a constant requirement to replenish stock of blood banks.

    # Healthy donors are between the age of 18 to 65 years. But we have limited it uup to 60 years.

    # Factually, Corona has changed the scenario of Blood Requirement & Supply in a big way. Requirement is increasing and Donors are decreasing.

    # Prior to starting the Blood Donation Process, Doctor/paramedic asks health related questions to ensure you are fit and willing to donate blood.

    # This information is kept confidential.

    # To ensure the Donor’s Blood Group and various tests declaring you fit are conducted, which takes a few minutes.

    # Only the process of Blood Donation starts.

    # Mandatory Pre donation procedure is followed by taking a sample for confirming the Blood Group and other tests to ensure that the Donor’s Blood is fit for donation. After preliminary screening declaring fit, Donor will proceed to donor bed. A qualified medical professional will initiate the process of extracting one unit of blood.

    # If someone is allergic to iodine etc, please ensure to tell the paramedic before starting any procedure.

    # It takes about 10 minutes to donate one unit of blood.

    # After Blood Donation, soft drink and snack is served and advised to relax for app half an hour before the donor moves out.

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