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Blood Donation is Safe

Donation blood on a regular basis can be beneficial for the heart and circulatory system and reduce the risk of heart diseases, especially among youngsters .

Blood can not be manufactured: it can only comes as a gift from a person. We can donate blood four times in a year. One thoughtful move from us can save a life.

Eligible blood donors:-

  • One should be above 18 years of age.
  • You should not be underweight (At least 50 kg).
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to donate blood.
  • You should not take any drugs/medicines.
  • You should not be suffering from any infectious or chronic diseases such as diabetes or flu.
  • Your blood pressure should be normal.

There is a need to encourage regular blood donation among friends and family members. If all eligible donors donate on a regular basis, blood needs would be met and shortages could be a thing of the past.

Facts about blood donation

  • It is a completely safe process. A sterile disposable blood collection bag is used only once for each donation.
  • An adult person's body has about 4 to 6 liters of blood depending on size. Four components can be derived form blood - RBC, platelets, plasma and cryoprecipitate .
  • The volume of blood donated gets replenished within 24-48 hours.
  • It also helps burn the extra calories and reduces your cholesterol levels. It stimulates the production of new blood cells.
  • It is an excellent way to get rid of excess iron, which can stimulate the formation of free radicals which cause damage to cells and tissues.
  • Donating blood can be beneficial for the heart and circulatory system. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, especially among young people.

Some Points to Remember :-

  • Do not consume alcohol for 48 hours before donation.
  • In rare cases, when bleeding occurs after removing the bandage, apply pressure to the site and raise your arm for 3-5 minutes

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