Blood Donation Drive Dena He Khoon Dus June
?More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
?A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year.
?The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
?The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
?Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
?More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year.
?A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood.WHO CAN DONATE THE BLOOD?
As a donor, it is your responsibility to ensure the quality of blood you’re donating.
❗ You must be above 18 years of age.
❗You should not be underweight. “Usually donors weighing more than 45-50kg are acceptable”.
❗You should not be suffering from any infectious (such as a cold or flu) or chronic diseases (such as diabetes).
❗You should not have taken any intoxicating drugs, orally or otherwise, within 48 hours prior to donating blood.
❗You should not have high blood pressure.
❗You should not be pregnant or menstruating.