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Donate Blood

BASIC MYTHS

  • Blood donation leads to weakness.
  • Government hospitals prohibit blood from private Blood Banks.
  • Blood Bank is a commercial and profit making activity.
  • Women and girls cannot donate blood.

BASIC FACTS

  • 1 Pint blood can save up to 3 lives.
  • Blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from volunteer donors.
  • Blood donation never leads to weakness it moreover brings in new energy.
  • According to the NOC issued by the Government of India, government hospitals can take blood from any licensed Blood Bank.
  • Blood Bank is completely a no profit, no loss service.
  • Any healthy person, weighing more than 45 kgs. and in the age group of 18 to 60 can donate blood irrespective of their gender.

TIT BITS

  • Universal Donor: O- (negative) group
  • Universal Receiver: AB+( positive) group
  • Life of Blood Storage :
    • Whole Blood : 35 Days
    • RBC: 42 Days
    • RDP: 5 Days
    • FFP and Cryo: 1Year