Blood Donation Articles
- There is no substitute for human Blood
- Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to all of the body
- Blood fights against infection and helps heal wounds
- Red Blood cells live about 120 days in our bodies.
- Giving blood will not decrease your strength.
- You cannot get AIDS or any other blood disease by donating blood.
- Anyone who is in good health is at least 17 years old, and weighs at least 50 Kgs may donate blood every 56 days.
- Blood centers often run short of type O and B blood.
- Every three seconds someone needs blood.
- In patients prone to iron overload, blood donation prevents the accumulation of toxic quantities.
- Donating blood may reduce the risk of heart disease for men.
- A single blood donation can save upto three lives.
- Donating blood may not only benefit the person who received the blood cells but may also improve the health of the donor.
- Blood donation also burns the extra calories and reduces your cholesterol level.
- After donating blood, the count of blood cells decreases in our body, which stimulates the bone marrow to produce new red blood cells in order to replenish the loss. So, it stimulates the production of new blood cells and refreshes the system.
Major Reasons Patients Need Blood Are:
- Heart and blood vessel disease
- Disease of the gastrointestinal tract
Emergencies such as car accidents and burns, Automobile Accident 50 units of blood, Heart Surgery 6 units of blood and 6 units of platelets, Burn 20 units of platelets. Organ Transplant 40 units of blood, 30 units of platelets, 20 bags of cryoprecipitate, 25 units of fresh frozen plasma, Bone Marrow Transplant 120 units of platelets and 20 units of blood.