It is quite safe and simple to donate blood. Any rose cheeked individual, willing to donate blood, between 18-60 years of age can come forward for this generous act of donation of blood. The entire process of blood donation is completed in approximately 10-15 min Donating blood includes some points that one should know are:
As an individual choose to go for blood donation, he/she is asked about the health status. By and large, individual is asked to fill a form.
To ensure health of donor a quick physical check up is done that includes measure of temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin content in blood.
Donor, if found fit, is asked to lie down on a resting bed to donate blood.using a sterile equipment approximately 350 ml of blood is collected in one donation in a special plastic bag. Anyone weighs more than 60 kg can donate approximately 450 ml of blood.
Donor is given something refreshing to drink or light snacks after donation is done.
Withing eight hours of blood donation, it is separated into components that is taken to the laboratory for testing. Found safe in testing, blood is kept in special storage and taken to hospitals when required.
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