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Tips on Blood Donation

  • Donated platelets must be used within 3days of collection - new donations are constantly needed.
  • Most donated red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection.
  • It is possible to donate specifically only platelets or plasma. This process is called Apheresis.
  • Whole blood can be processed into red cells, platelets, plasma, and cryoprecipitate. One donation can help save the lives of up to 3 people.
  • All donated blood is tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis and Malaria before it can be released to hospital patients.
  • The average adult has about 70 ml /kg Body Weight of blood in his body. Roughly 1/10 of the above is given during a donation.
  • The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour.
  • Donated platelets must be used within 3days of collection - new donations are constantly needed.
  • Most donated red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection.
  • It is possible to donate specifically only platelets or plasma. This process is called Apheresis.
  • Whole blood can be processed into red cells, platelets, plasma, and cryoprecipitate. One donation can help save the lives of up to 3 people.
  • All donated blood is tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis and Malaria before it can be released to hospital patients.
  • The average adult has about 70 ml /kg Body Weight of blood in his body. Roughly 1/10 of the above is given during a donation.
  • The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour.
  • Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor's temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hematocrit level (red blood cells count) to ensure it is safe for him or her to give blood.
  • Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor's temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hematocrit level (red blood cells count) to ensure it is safe for him or her to give blood.
  • Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration and medical history, mini-physical, donation, and refreshments.
  • Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.
  • Voluntary Blood donors are very few mostly replacement blood donation by family members.
  • In India >90% of blood donation comes from male donors.
  • Shortages of all blood types usually occur during the summer holidays.
  • Blood cannot be manufactured - it can only come from generous donors.
  • Approximately 60% of the Indian population is eligible to give blood - only 1% does in a given year.
  • The demand for blood transfusions is growing faster than donations.
  • A healthy donor may donate platelets as few as 3 days apart, but a maximum of 24 times a year.
  • A healthy donor can donate blood after 3 months.
  • You must be at least 18 years old, weigh more than 40 kg, and be in good general health to donate.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 10 units of blood.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • Thalassemis needs frequent blood transfusions.
  • Type AB- is the universal plasma donor and can give plasma to any other blood type.
  • Type AB+ is the universal recipient and can receive red blood cells from any other blood type.
  • Type O- is the universal donor and can give red blood cells to any other blood type.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • Rarest Blood group is AB Negative.
  • Commonest Blood group is B.
  • One out of every 10 people admitted in a hospital needs blood.
  • More than 50,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • Every two seconds someone in India needs blood.
  • Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration and medical history, mini-physical, donation, and refreshments.
  • Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.
  • Voluntary Blood donors are very few mostly replacement blood donation by family members.
  • In India >90% of blood donation comes from male donors.
  • Shortages of all blood types usually occur during the summer holidays.
  • Blood cannot be manufactured - it can only come from generous donors.
  • Approximately 60% of the Indian population is eligible to give blood - only 1% does in a given year.
  • The demand for blood transfusions is growing faster than donations.
  • A healthy donor may donate platelets as few as 3 days apart, but a maximum of 24 times a year.
  • A healthy donor can donate blood after 3 months.
  • You must be at least 18 years old, weigh more than 40 kg, and be in good general health to donate.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 10 units of blood.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • Thalassemis needs frequent blood transfusions.
  • Type AB- is the universal plasma donor and can give plasma to any other blood type.
  • Type AB+ is the universal recipient and can receive red blood cells from any other blood type.
  • Type O- is the universal donor and can give red blood cells to any other blood type.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • Rarest Blood group is AB Negative.
  • Commonest Blood group is B.
  • One out of every 10 people admitted in a hospital needs blood.
  • More than 50,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • Every two seconds someone in India needs blood.

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