Blood Donor Motivation
Blood flows everywhere
through the human body.
We cannot live without it.
The heart pumps blood to all
our body cells, supplying them
with oxygen and food.
Blood also carries proteins and
cell fragments called platelets
that let blood clot where there
has been an injury.
Did You Know?
450ml of blood can save as many as three lives.
Every two seconds, someone in India needs blood.
One out of every three of us will need blood in our
Even with all of today’s technology, there is no
substitute for blood.
Someone has to give blood
in order for someone to receive blood.
Fact Sheet -1
Hospitals predict that the need for blood will
increase 5% each year.
Approximately only 4% of the eligible
population in India donates blood.
75% of donors donate only ONCE per year.
If they donated just two times per year there would
never be any shortages.
Fact sheet -2
A person has 5 - 6 litres of blood in their
A person can donate blood every 90 days
Body recovers the Blood very quickly:
Blood plasma volume– within 24 - 48 hours
Red Blood Cells – in about 3 weeks
Platelets & White Blood Cells – within minutes
1 of out 10 hospital patients
needs a blood transfusion
4.5 million Indians lives are
saved by blood transfusions
Blood is always needed for,
blood disorder patients
Pre-mature, pre term
and many others…….
Primary Concern -
Safety of Blood Donor & Blood Recipient
(patient) because “Safe Blood” gives
life, “Unsafe blood” gives infections
To ensure “Blood Safety”,
Strict “Donor Screening” at the Camp
“Testing” of collected blood to WHO specified
Strict “cross-matching” of blood samples to
ensure safe transfusion to patient
• It is quick and safe.
• It doesn’t hurt.
• It saves 3 to 4 lives.
• Blood is taken ONLY from Voluntary Donors
• Using sterile, disposable blood bags &
• Donated Blood is tested and separated into
components benefiting 3-4 patients
• It is safe to donate every 3 months
Safe Donor selection involves –
1. Identification of low risk populations
2. Donor education and recruitment
3. Encouraging self deferral based on
4. Medical Examination before donation
Voluntary Non-remunerated Repeat
Donor (VNRD) is safest
Donor Eligibility Criteria
Who can donate?
• Age: 18 - 60 years
• Weight : > 45 kgs
• Hemoglobin level: >12 gms/dl for men
and 12.5 gms/dl for women
• In good health
Wt > 45 Kg
Who CANNOT donate?
1 year 6 Months
х Abnormal bleeding
х Heart, Kidney, Liver
х Thyroid disorder
х Epilepsy, Mental
х Tuberculosis, Leprosy,
o Dog bite
low grade fever
o Tattooing or
o Root canal
(Donor Consent Form)
Postpone donation for 6 months if you have
risk factors for HIV/AIDS , such as..
Having sex with more than one partner
without using condom
for vaginal, anal or oral sex
Intravenous drug abuse
Having sex with a person who could have
the above risk factors
Female donors cannot donate blood……
After delivery for one year
During menstrual period and for 7 days
Male donors cannot donate blood……
If cosumed Alcohol in the previous 24
(Donor Consent Form)
Medical Examination at camp
Blood test for:
General physical examination
Blood Donation Procedure
The Donor Must ….
have had good rest /
have had light meal
be mentally prepared
Blood Donation Procedure
Volume of blood collection
Amount Used for
45 kgs -
> 55 kgs 450 ml Double /
Post Donation Advice
Drink lots of fluids for next 24 hours
Avoid smoking for one hour & alcohol till after a meal
Don’t use elevator to go up immediately after donation as it will
make blood rush to your feet & make you dizzy!
Avoid highly strenuous exercises & games for a day
If you feel dizzy, lie down & put your feet up. You will be alright
in 10-20 mins.
Remove band-aid after 4 hours. If it bleeds, apply pressure &
reapply band-aid. If bruised and painful, apply cold-pack 4 to 5
times for 5 mins each. The bruise is due to blood seeping into
the surrounding tissue. It will take a few days to get reabsorbed.
If you have any questions, meet camp doctor or contact us at
Testing at Blood Bank for
Transfusion Transmissible Infections (TTIs)
Blood collected at the BDC is screened
using highest quality screening tests
for 6 TTIs
Counselling for “Reactive” donors
If a blood sample tests positive for
any TTI, then….
Tests are repeated in duplicate
Complete confidentiality is maintained
about the test results
only the donor is informed, counseled
& encouraged for further testing
Referrals to health experts are
provided along with follow-ups
Blood Products / Components
& their uses
Blood collected is screened for TTIs (infections) & IF
SAFE, is separated into components & stored for issue
For Exchange Transfusion in Babies
Complicated Delivery cases
Some specific surgeries
Red Cells (for anemia)
Fresh Frozen Plasma (for clotting disorders, burns)
Platelets/Platelet rich plasma (for cancer, dengue)
Cryoprecipitate (for clotting disorders)
Cryo Poor Plasma (for burns)
What can YOU do?
Make Blood Donation a HABIT
Donate regularly – every 3 months
to commemorate special days like
birthdays, anniversaries ….
Motivate others to donate
Refer your friends and relatives
Benefits to Donor of blood
Regular donation (2-3 times a year….)
Lowers lipid levels
Decreases incidence of heart attacks, strokes
Donor is also eligible to receive one FREE unit
of blood if needed for
Spouse/ Child/ Parents, and
If you need blood, Contact
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