Donating blood is one of the most precious gift that one can give to another person. Donating Blood involves no money transaction. Willingness to save a life is all that you need.
There is no restriction on anyone that everybody should do blood donation.
But it is our responsibility to donate blood and save lives. One single donation can be split into three parts, saving the life of those in need of blood. Doctors say that just three teaspoons of blood can save the life of a premature baby.
Donating blood has many benefits:
- It improves your Heart Health
- Burns Calories
- Boosts your immune system
- Helps in the reduction of weight
- Reduce stress
- Improve your Emotional Well being
- Lower risk of cancer
However, a prospective blood donor has to undertake the following tests to donate blood, mandatorily, which include:
- Pulse check
- Blood Pressure
- Body Temperature
- Haemoglobin Levels
Those suffering from:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- West Nile Virus
- Trypansoma Cruzi are not allowed to donate blood
In India, there is a shortage of blood to the tune of 12 lakh units. There is a deficit to the extent of 85% in States like Bihar; while in excess, in Delhi which has 233% extra blood than its requirement.
From accident victims, trauma induced cases to patients suffering from cellanemia, thalassemia and haemophilia need large quantities of blood daily.
On an average, about six units of blood is needed for every open heart surgery, while a roadside accident victim could need up to 100 units.
“A WHO data says that one out of every 10 people admitted to a hospital needs blood”. Men can donate blood once in 3 months; while women can donate blood once in every 4 months.
Where can i donate blood?
You can donate blood at any Government, private or corporate hospitals in their blood bank provided you fulfil the criterion needed for a blood donor. Other options include:
- Red Cross
- Victoria Hospital
- Rashtrothana Blood Bank
- Lions Blood Bank
- Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology
- There are also App such as BloodNearby which help you to donate blood.
Donating Blood is not only saves lives, but also beneficial for the donor as it makes him/her healthier.
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