T hiagarajar Colle ge of
Red Letter Day in your premises
Blood Donation Camp at
Date : 23th March, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 9.30 AM – 4.30 PM
Venue: M1 and M2 Halls
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 5% 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
Some Reasons to Donate Blood
Blood is always needed for,
blood disorder patients
Pre-mature, pre term babies
and many others…….
1 of out 10 hospital patients needs a
4.5 million Indians lives are saved
by blood transfusions each year
• 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
• It is quick and safe.
• It doesn’t hurt.
• It saves 3 to 4 lives.
Donor Eligibility Criteria
Who can donate?
Wt > 45 Kg
Age: 18 - 60 years
Weight : > 45 kg
Hemoglobin level: >12 gm/dl for men and
12.5 gm/dl for women
In good health
Who CANNOT donate?
Abnormal bleeding disorder
Insulin dependent diabetics
Uncontrolled High BP
Heart, Kidney, Liver
Epilepsy, Mental disorders
o Tattooing or body
o Dental extraction
o Dog bite
o Root canal
low grade fever
Female donors cannot donate blood……
After delivery for one year
During menstrual period and for 7 days
Male donors cannot donate blood……
If consumed Alcohol in the previous 24
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
Post Donation Advice
Drink lot 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 minutes.
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 minutes each. The bruise is due to blood
seeping into the surrounding tissue. It will take a few days to
Blood Products / Components
& their uses
Blood collected is screened for TTIs (infections) & IF SAFE, is
separated into components & stored for issue to patients.
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
Most people who have
never donated have
never been asked.
Posters don’t recruit