Myths And Facts About Blood Donation


Myths And Facts About Blood Donation

Blood donation is one of the noblest works. But, in spite of the various reasons, for donating blood and encouraging others to do it, there are only few who actually do it in Udaipur.

 
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Myths And Facts About Blood DonationBlood donation is one of the noblest works. But, in spite of the various reasons, for donating blood and encouraging others to do it, there are only few who actually do it in Udaipur. Need of the hour is to make people aware about the facts and myths regarding blood donation. So that people can contribute by without any fear or doubt. Many organizations in Udaipur organize blood donation camps but they get only few participants, this is a pitiable condition. There are too many myths associated with this noble cause that should be completely eradicated as soon as possible.

Myths

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

Facts

  1. Blood donation never leads to weakness it moreover brings in new energy.
  2. According to the NOC issued by the Government of India, government hospitals can take blood from any licensed Blood Bank.
  3. Blood Bank is completely a no profit, no loss service.
  4. Any healthy person, weighing more than 45 kgs. and in the age group of 18 to 60 can donate blood irrespective of their gender.

Here is some useful information about Blood donation:

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

Also, while receiving blood you should take care of the expiry date of the blood and the blood group which are mentioned on Blood Bag.

Myths And Facts About Blood Donation

So, Udaipurites wake up and take a pledge to donate blood regularly. Our efforts can save many precious lives. As it is said, “A single drop of water can form a mighty ocean.” So, even your single small effort is valuable.

Thanks to Mr. Sainyam Singhvi of Saral Blood Bank for providing us with the valuable information.

People interested in knowing more about them or blood donation may please contact:

Saral Blood Bank

30, Near Bhupalpura Math, Udaipur

Contact No.: 0294-2416285, 5134601

photo of blood drop is property of © Chris Brookes Photography

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