Every second, someone in the World needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this life saving care starts with one person making a generous donation.
Drink an extra 16 oz. of water (or other non alcoholic drink) before your appointment.Eat a healthy meal, avoiding fatty foods like hamburgers, fries or ice cream.Let us know if you have a preferred arm or particular vein that has been used successfully in the past to draw blood.
We need nearly 5,000 people to give blood every day to meet the needs of hospitals and patients. We specifically need new donors to provide blood donations for patients with sickle cell disease. They need life-saving blood from donors, which provides the closest match to their own.
Make Blood Donation a Habit. Donate regularly - every 3 months to commemorate special days like birthdays, anniversary and all special occasions. Motivate others to donate. Refer your friends and relatives.
1. The Donor Must have had Good Rest and Sleep. 2. The Donor Must have had light meal. 3. The Donor must be mentally prepared.
Age : 18- 60 Years. Weight : > 45 kgs. Haemoglobin Level : >12 gms/dl for Men and 12.5 gms/dl for Women. In good Health.
Blood group of any human being will mainly fall in any one of the following groups.
A healthy diet helps ensure a successful blood donation, and also makes you feel better! Check out the following recommended foods to eat prior to your donation.
The most common blood type is O, followed by type A. Type O individuals are often called "universal donors" since their blood can be transfused into persons with any blood type. Those with type AB blood are called "universal recipients" because they can receive blood of any type.