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Blood Donation Informations









Donating blood is safe and simple. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the blood donation process. Any healthy adult between 18 years and 60 years of age can donate blood. This is what you can expect when you are ready to donate blood:
  • You walk into a reputed and safe blood donation centre or a mobile camp organised by a reputed institution.
  • A few questions will be asked to determine your health status (general questions on health, donation history etc). Usually you will be asked to fill out a short form.
  • Then a quick physical check will be done to check temperature, blood pressure, pulse and haemoglobin content in blood to ensure you are a healthy donor.
  • If found fit to donate, then you will be asked to lie down on a resting chair or a bed. Your arm will be thoroughly cleaned. Then using sterile equipments blood will be collected in a special plastic bag. Approximately 350 ml of blood will be collected in one donation. Those who weigh more than 60 Kg can donate 450 ml of blood.
  • Then you must rest and relax for a few minutes with a light snack and something refreshing to drink. Some snacks and juice will be provided.
  • Blood will be separated into components within eight hours of donation
  • The blood will then be taken to the laboratory for testing.
  • Once found safe, it will be kept in special storage and released when required.
  • The blood is now ready to be taken to the hospital, to save lives.

Why Donate Blood
Blood is the part of life that is given to those who need it by
those who have the resource to satisfy the need. The love of fellow human and a desire to share something of oneself is what singles out a blood donor from the others. Emergencies occur every minute. For each patient requiring blood, it is an emergency and the patients could have set back if blood is not available.

Your blood donation may be even more special than you realize
A single donation from you can help one or more patients. This is possible because whole blood is made up of several useful components. These components perform special functions in your body and in the body of patients who receive your blood. The various blood components are Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Platelets, Plasma and selected Plasma Proteins. Each of these components can be separated from your donated volume of blood and transfused into a specific patient requiring that particular component. Thus, many can benefit from one unit of blood.

  • Blood is needed every minute
  • To replace blood lost because of accidents or diseases.
  • To treat shock due to injury.
  • For Major & Minor surgeries including open heart surgeries, transplants etc.
  • For burn victims.
  • For patients suffering from Anemia.
  • During child birth for the mother.
  • For exchange transfusion for new born infants.
  • To make blood derivatives which are used to treat medical problems.
  • For children suffering from ailments like Thalassaemia, Hemophilia (bleeding disorders) , Leukemia, Blood Cancer.
Eligible to Blood Donation

DOs and DONT's of Blood Donation
  • Let others benefit from your good health. Do donate blood if ... 
  • you are between age group of 18-60 years.
  • your weight is 45 kgs or more.
  • your haemoglobin is 12.5 gm% minimum.
  • your last blood donation was 3 months earlier.
  • you are healthy and have not suffered from malaria, typhoid or other transmissible disease in the recent past. 
  • There are many, many people who meet these parameters of health and fitness! 
  • Do abide by our rules - be truthful about your health status!
  • We ensure the health of blood, before we take it, as well as after it is collected. Firstly, the donor is expected to be honest about his or her health history and current condition. Secondly, collected blood is tested for venereal diseases, hepatitis B & C and AIDS.
  • You have to be healthy to give 'safe blood'


Persons with the following conditions are not eligible to donate blood 
Malaria (within 1 year)
Hepatitis B, C *
Any other type of Jaundice (within 16 years)
AIDS
Tuberculosis (within 2 years)
Diabetes (are you under medication currently?)
Fits/ Convulsions (are you under medication currently?)
Cancer *
Leprosy or any other infectious diseases
Any allergies (Only if you are suffering from severe symptoms)
Hemophilia/ Bleeding problems *
Kidney disease *
Heart disease *
Chicken Pox (within 1 year)
Hormonal disorders *
Hemoglobin deficiency / Anemia (recently)
Drastic weight loss (recently)
Small Pox Vaccination (within the last 3weeks)
Blood Donation (within the last 3 months)
Blood Transfusion (within the last 6 months)
Major Surgery (within the last 3 months)
Pregnancy (within the last 6 months)
Organ Transplant (within one year)


Blood Banks in India
Blood Banks in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Blood Banks in Bangalore, Karnataka
Blood Banks in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Blood Banks in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Blood Banks in Kolkata,West Bengal
Blood Banks in Chandigarh, UT
Blood Banks in Mysore,Karnataka
Blood Banks in Vijayawada,Andhra Pradesh
Blood Banks in Jaipur, Rajasthan
Blood Banks in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Blood Banks in New Delhi, Delhi
Blood Banks in Pune, Maharashtra
Blood Banks in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
Blood Banks in Pondicherry,UT
Blood Banks in Cochin, Kerala


Help
About blood
What is blood? How much blood does a person have?
What is the composition of blood?
What are the functions of these components?
How is blood formed?
What is haemoglobin?
What are blood groups?
What is the importance of knowing the blood groups?
Why is A group not given B group blood?
Why are Rh negative and Rh positive incompatible?
What is a unit of blood?
Can blood of animals be transfused to human beings?
How long can blood be stored?
Can we separate blood into its components?

Transfusion
In which situations do patients need blood transfusion?
Do you test all the collected blood?
What happens to patients in transfusions with incompatible blood (mismatched blood)?

Donating blood
In which situations do people generally donate blood?
Who is a healthy donor?
Does a donor need to do anything special before donation?
How long does the donation take?
Does the needle hurt the entire time?
Does the donor suffer from any harmful effects after donating blood donation?
Does a donor need to rest after donating blood?
Can a donor work after donating blood?
What special diet should a donor follow after giving blood?
How long will it take for the body to replenish the donated blood?
How frequently can a donor donate blood?
Do any diseases debar a donor from giving blood?
Are there any other benefits of blood donation?


For More Details Please visit 
http://www.indiabloodbank.com/



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