Tips On Blood Donation
|Tips on Blood Donating
- Do not donate blood if you are suffering from any disease.
- Donate blood once in four months. If the frequency of blood donation is increased, you will feel weak and may fall ill. Also the quality of the donated blood deteriorates.
- Make sure you weight more than fifty kilograms when volunteering blood donation.
- Take adequate food prior to blood donation.
- Ask the blood bank technician to unpack the disposable syringe in front of you.
- Take sufficient fruits/fruit juice after the blood donation.
- Don't walk away from the bed immediately after donation.
- Take rest for at least thirty minutes.
|Reasons To Donate Blood
- Blood transfusions save lives.
- There's no substitute for human blood.
- Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion.
- You'll learn your blood type.
- About 60 percent of the population is 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.
- It's safe, simple and it saves lives.
|Misconception About Donating Blood
- You will not feel drained or tired if you continue to drink fluids and have a good meal.
- You can resume your normal activities after donating blood, though you are asked to refrain from exercise or heavy weight lifting for twelve hours after donation.
- Donating blood will not leave you low of blood; in fact you will still have surplus blood after the donation.
- While donating blood you will not feel any pain.
- You will not faint or feel uncomfortable after donating blood. This is a common misconception.
- You will not get AIDS if you donate blood.
- Patients are just like donors - most of them have common blood types. Because your blood type is common, the demand for that type is greater than for rare types. So, even if your blood type is common there is still a requirement.