Donate Blood & Save Lives


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The Blood Donation, one of the most essential part in our healthcare system, just because our doctors depend on blood donors to carry out life-threatening and life-saving surgeries, everyday. Many a life rely on these Blood Donors. June 14th being the World Blood Donor Day lets pass the awareness about blood donation. Be alert. Somebody around you is in need for Blood. Donate Blood, Save a Life.

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Donate Blood & Save Lives

  1. 1. Donate Blood, Save Lives
  2. 2. Why You Should Donate Blood? 1. There is no substitute for Blood. 2. Every 3 seconds someone needs a blood transfusion! 3. Your donation will help save the life of up to 3 people! 4. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — The Gift of Life.
  3. 3. Health Benefits of Blood Donation 1.The Joy of Saving Human Lives! 2.Free Health Check Up! 3.Reduce the risk of Heart Diseases! 4.Burn Calories! 5.Reduces the risk of Cancer!
  4. 4. Blood Donation Eligibility 1. Be in good general health and feeling well. 2. Be at least 17-years-old. 3. Weigh at least 110 lbs. 4. Not have donated blood in the last 56 days.
  5. 5. Blood Donation Process 4. Refreshments After donating, you should have a snack and something to drink in the refreshments area. You can leave the site after 10-15 minutes and continue with your normal daily activities. 3. The Donation Donation takes about 8-10 minutes, during which you will be seated comfortably. When approximately a pint of blood has been collected, the donation is complete. 2. Health History & Mini-Physical Check your Temperature, Pulse, Blood Pressure and Hemoglobin level present in a sample of blood. 1. Registration You will read information about donating blood, and will be asked to show a donor card, driver's license, or other form(s) of ID.
  6. 6. Tips for a Successful Blood Donation Before Your Donation Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, beans, spinach, iron-fortified cereals and raisins. Get a good night's sleep. Drink an extra 16 oz. of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation. Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating. (Fatty foods can affect the tests we do on your blood. If there is too much fat in your blood, your donation cannot be tested for infectious diseases and the blood will not be used for transfusion.) If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation. Remember to bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID.
  7. 7. Blood Donation Type & Frequency • Every 56 DaysWhole Blood • Every 7 Days, Up to 24 times/yearPlatelets • Every 28 Days, Up to 13 times/yearPlasma • Every 112 Days, Up to 3 times/yearDouble Red Cells
  8. 8. Blood Group & Matches
  9. 9. I Give Blood, Will You?
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