Blood is the most significant gift of life that a person can give to others.
Donated Blood is always life-saving for people who have lost a significant amount of blood due to severe injuries, surgical procedures, medical conditions etc.##
The timely availability of sufficient quantities of blood in blood banks has become a prime concern for society.
Can I give Blood?$$
Well! You too can become a super-hero through blood donation if you meet the following criteria:
1. Healthy volunteers in the age group between 18-65 years of age, with weight > 45 kg & Hemoglobin of at least 12.5gr%, can donate blood.
2. Healthy males can donate blood in three months and women once in four months.
3. A donor shall not make any donation within 12 months after a bone marrow harvest and within six months after a peripheral stem cell harvest.
4. Pregnant women or recently delivered mothers should donate only after 12 months of delivery.
5. People with HIV/AIDS, Syphilis and Hepatitis, and acute systemic infection should not give blood.
Donation: Things to remember **
Stop taking blood thinning medications 2 - 3 days
prior to blood donation
Stay hydrated & drink a lot of water.
Bandage to be applied on the area of the prick for the next several
No Alcohol is to be consumed before the donation day
Avoid fatty food like fries, burgers etc
Keep sitting for a few minutes after donating blood
Make sure your Hb is within the normal range
Take all prescribed prescriptions if you have any
Eat refreshments post blood donation
Eat an Iron rich diet like beans, spinach, fish, red
Wear loose fitting clothes to roll up the sleeves
Avoid physical &
strenuous exercises for the rest of the day and in case of dizziness, lie
down to feel better
Please remember: Donating blood is an act of
1. https://rcblood.org/3wUEiUP **
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4. https://www.nhp.gov.in/blood-donation_pg ##
"The content above is meant for knowledge sharing purposes only and not intended to replace medical advice of qualified practitioners. All the above-mentioned information is indicative; however, kindly consult your doctor."