Bangalore Medical Services Trust & Research
Institute, Rotary TTK Blood Bank, Bangalore
Blood Donation Camp at
450ml of blood can save as many as three lives.
One out of every three of us will need blood in our life
Even with all of today’s technology, there is no substitute
Someone has to give blood
◦ in order for someone to receive blood!
The process of donating specific blood components – red cells,
plasma or platelets – is called apheresis. Specific Components
are collected through safe, automated APHERESIS procedure
which is similar to blood donation.
APHERESIS Platelets are used for treatment of Dengue &
In 2012, 1600 platelets were collected and issued at Rotary
Bangalore TTK Blood Bank, a 465% increase over 2011!
Hospitals predict that the need for blood will increase 5% each
Approximately only 4% of the eligible population in India
75% of donors donate only ONCE per year.
If they donate just two times per year there would never be any
A person has 5 - 6 litres of blood in their body.
A person can donate blood every 90 days (3 months).
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
4.5 million Indians lives are saved
by blood transfusions each year
Blood is always needed for,
blood disorder patients
Pre-mature, pre term babies
and many others…….
Safety of Blood Donor & Blood Recipient (patient)
because “Safe Blood” gives life, “Unsafe blood” gives
To ensure “Blood Safety”,
◦ Strict “Donor Screening” at the Camp
◦ “Testing” of collected blood to WHO specified standards
◦ Strict “cross-matching” of blood samples to ensure safe
transfusion to patient
Blood is taken ONLY from Voluntary Donors
Using sterile, disposable blood bags & instruments
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.
Safe Donor selection involves –
◦ Identification of low risk populations
◦ Donor education and recruitment
◦ Encouraging self deferral based on “Deferral Criteria”
◦ Medical Examination before donation
Voluntary Non-remunerated Repeat Donor (VNRD) is
Who can donate?
◦ Age: 18 - 60 years
◦ Weight : > 45 kgs
◦ Hemoglobin level:
>12 gms/dl for men
> 12.5 gms/dl for women
◦ In good health
Wt > 45 Kg
Life long 1 year 6 Months
х Abnormal bleeding
х Heart, Kidney, Liver
х Thyroid disorder
х Epilepsy, Mental disorders
х Tuberculosis, Leprosy,
х Insulin dependent
х Uncontrolled High BP
o Dog bite
o Tattooing or
o Dental extraction
o Root canal
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
Female donors cannot donate blood……
◦ During pregnancy
◦ After delivery for one year
◦ When lactating
◦ During menstrual period and for 7 days thereafter
◦ Consumption of Alcohol prior to donation
Blood test for:
◦ Blood grouping
General physical examination
The Donor Must ….
have had good rest / sleep
have had light meal /
should not be in empty
be mentally prepared
Amount Used for
> 55 kgs 450 ml Double /
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 call us at 91-80-25287903/
2529 3486 / 2528 4504
Blood collected at the BDC is screened using highest quality
screening tests for 6 TTIs
If a blood sample tests positive for any TTI, then….
Tests are repeated in duplicate
Complete confidentiality is maintained about the test
only the donor is informed, counseled & encouraged for
Referrals to health experts are provided along with
Blood collected is screened for TTIs (infections) & IF SAFE, is
separated into components & stored for issue to patients.
◦ For Exchange Transfusion in Babies
◦ Accident Victims
◦ 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)
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
Donor is also eligible to receive one FREE unit of blood
if needed for
◦ Spouse/ Child/ Parents, and
◦ Even friends
◦ Satisfaction of saving a life
In case of Apheresis, charges will be levied
Questions – contact Rajiv Unnikrishnan
Email us to setup a safe blood donation camp at your
office or residential community and make a difference!