Social Forum: Blood Donation - Facts

Can Donate Blood, If

Do NOT Donate Blood, If You Have Any of the Following

  • You are between age group of 18-60 years.

  • Your weight is 45 kgs or more.

  • Your haemoglobin is 12.5 gm% minimum.

  • Your last blood donation was 3 months earlier.

  • You are healthy and have not suffered from malaria, typhoid or other transmissible disease in the recent past.
  • Cold / fever in the past 1 week.
  • Under treatment with antibiotics or any other medication.
  • Cardiac problems, hypertension, epilepsy, diabetes (on insulin therapy), history of cancer,chronic kidney or liver disease, bleeding tendencies, venereal disease etc.
  • Major surgery in the last 6 months.
  • Vaccination in the last 24 hours.
  • Had a miscarriage in the last 6 months or have been pregnant / lactating in the last one year.
  • Had fainting attacks during last donation.
  • Have regularly received treatment with blood products.
  • Shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction.
  • Had sexual relations with different partners or with a high risk individual.
  • Been tested positive for antibodies to HIV.
Females:
  • Females should not donate blood during pregnancy.
  • They can donate after 6 months following a normal delivery and when they are not breast feeding.
  • Females should not donate blood if they are having heavy menstrual flow or menstrual cramps.


Blood Donation Frequency

Blood Components & Their Need

The average adult has about 10 units of blood in his body. Roughly 1 unit is given during a donation.

Healthy bone marrow makes a constant supply of red cells, plasma and platelets.

The body will replenish the elements given during a blood donation – some in a matter of hours and others in a matter of weeks.

If you begin donating blood at age 18 and donate every 90 days until you reach 60, you are potentially helping to save more than 500 lives!
There are 4 types of transfusable products that can be derived from blood: red cells, platelets, plasma and cryoprecipitate.

Typically, 2 or 3 of these are produced from a unit of donated whole blood – hence each donation can help save up to 3 lives.

So next time, let's not think twice about donating blood; Because it is life saving, every time.

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