Blood donation is an easiest way of serving the needy. As the blood disintegrates every 120 days in our body, a donation of blood every six months would never harm a person to a large extent. It is rather healthier for us to generate new blood cells as well as renewing our metabolic actions.
Who can donate Blood?
Ø A person with the completion of 18 years of age can donate Blood.
Ø He or she should be above 45 kg of weight
Ø He/she should not be above 60 years of age.
Ø The person may be of any sex in nature.
Ø He/ she can donate blood regularly in every four months of interval. No one should donate blood for even two times within three months because it may affect your health seriously.
Ø One can donate blood for a maximum of four times in a year.
Benefits of blood donation.
§ A satisfaction of serving people at risk could be obtained.
§ The blood donation initiates new blood synthesis in our body there by rejuvenation of your own blood.
§ The person receiving blood will bless you and pray for you too.
§ The blood donated at risk to save a life is more than donating billion dollars to a service.
§ Rare blood group (O -ve) people on donating their blood serve the greatest of what they can lend to other.
Other news about blood donation
v It is a painless process.
v Both donor and receiver will get no harm.
v The donor can do his usual work without any risk.
v The blood taken will get rejuvenation within few weeks of time.
v No special food is needed before or after blood donation.
v Only disposable syringes are used for blood donation.
v No disease could be obtained on doing blood donation.
v You will get a free slip with your blood type and basic disease screening profile.
v No experience is needed for doing blood donation.
v No medication or health drink, other than usual food is needed for a blood donor.
Three type of donors
a) Voluntary donors ( They are ready at all the time)
b) Donors for friends and relatives. ( They won’t give for other voluntarily)
c) Donors who sell their blood for money (This is not a good practice)
About 40-50% of blood is obtained from voluntary donors. They used to test their blood for free at times of risk. If more numbers of people do this then we would control AIDS, Hepatitis and Syphilis to a large extent.
Who should not donate blood?
1. People with AIDS, VD, Syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases should not donate their blood.
2. People with infectious diseases such as cholera, typhoid and hepatitis should not donate blood.
3. People who are addicted to alcohol, liquor, drugs, pan masala, guthka and tobacco are not advised to donate blood. They would have high levels of nicotine in their blood.
4. People who have rescued from a disease recently are not advised to donate blood as their body condition will be week.
5. Those who have married recently are not advised to donate blood.
6. People addicted to sex and those who have many sexual partners are not advised to donate blood as it is a risk to both the donor and receiver.
7. People with biochemical disorder (metabolic disorder) and genetically recessive disorders in their blood are not advised to donate blood. They may have different mechanisms getting operated in their body.
8. People who take continuous medication for their ailments for a long time are not advised to donate blood
9. A person who took medicine can donate blood only after 3-5 hours of time or as per the doctor’s advise