Q. Why to donate blood? Q. Why to avoid professional blood sellers?
Blood transfusions save lives.
There’s no substitute for human blood.
Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion.
About 60 percent of the population are eligible to donate blood, yet less than five percent do.
You’ll make your community a safer place.
Fulfills your desire to “give back” to the community.
You’ll learn your blood type.
It’s safe, simple and it saves lives.
Q. Who can donate Blood?
Eligible donors (any body between 18 to 60 years of age) with weight above 45 kgs. can donate up to 450 ml of blood. Your body can replenish this volume within 24 hours.
Q. Can any one get AIDS from donating blood?
Only sterile, disposable equipment is used throughout the donation process, which makes it virtually impossible to contract a disease from donating blood.
Q. How frequently you can donate Blood?
Males – Every 3 Months, Females – Every 4 Months
Q. Any side effects of Blood donations?
No ! Not really. Do ask any regular blood donor about it. A small percentage of first time donors may psychologically feel a little dizzy but only for a few minutes. Staff at the blood bank will ensure that your first blood donation is a happy experience. We are sure this will make you a regular blood donor. In fact there are many people who have donated more than 100 times in their life time.
Do not donate if any of the following applies to you:
AIDS: You are a person with symptoms or laboratory evidence of HIV infection.
CANCER: Hematological, i.e.: Hodgkin, Leukemia, Lymphomas
HEPATITIS: A history of the disease after the age of 11, or a positive lab test for the virus.
ORGAN FAILURE: Kidney, lung or liver failure.
RECREATIONAL DRUG USE (by injection): Having injected yourself with drugs not prescribed by a physician.