Whenever a calamity or tragedy strikes, victims must be given immediate medical attention. In such contingencies, shortage of blood can hamper treatment. Generally, people understand the importance of donating blood, but hesitate or plainly avoid doing so. In the wake of the recent terror attacks, all of us must commit ourselves to donate blood to help out victims in hours of tragedy.
Voluntary blood donation prompted solely by humanitarian consideration sure is the safest, most effective way of making blood of requisite blood group and assured quality available.
Blood donation is a sign of your being socially conscious. It can save someone’s life. The doctors and medical social workers at the blood banks hence perpetually work towards encouraging voluntary blood donation. There are a large number of organizations from the public as well as private sectors, social service groups and medical institutes that organize blood donation camps on a regular basis.
For instance, the K.E.M. Blood Bank’s conducts nearly 150 blood donation camps are conducted annually. There is enormous need for blood, the people in charge point out. There is an ever-present need for blood transfusions and the demand usually exceeds the supply.
Blood collected is perishable and has a limited shelf life. Hence regular blood collection is a must to make sure a constant supply of blood to patients. Blood donated by you is replaced naturally and thus you can be eligible for another blood donation at approximately three months interval.
General conditions of the fit blood donor
– Age: 18 to 60 years
– Weight: Not less than 45 kg
– Hemoglobin percentage: Not less than 12.5 gm %
Blood donation is truly a life-saving gesture. Contact a leading blood bank or hospital in your city/town today, and give this precious gift to someone who badly needs it.