Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Benefits of Donating Blood

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It is also observed to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. "In so doing we are saving more lives of people in need", she said.

She noted that, for the adequate supply of blood during emergencies to be effective in the country, there was the need for a well-organised blood service, and a blood donor population, committed to voluntary unpaid blood donation in the country.

"To give blood is to save the world and save our country".

Myth 4: Women can't donate blood.

Worldwide best practices suggest that the best blood donations are those which are provided by regular blood donors who are screened and registered with blood banks, he said. The day is completely known as World Blood Donor Day or WBDD.

The WBDD was celebrated on the theme "give blood, give now and give often".

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Myth 5: Thin people are ineligible donors and heavy people have more blood to give.

Donating blood regularly is beneficial to prevent and reduce heart attacks and liver ailment. I realized that somewhere someone donated blood and it is because of his munificent deed my uncle's life was saved.

Speaking during the event, Head of Haematology Unit, LUTH, Dr. Titilola Adeyemo appreciated Airtel's continued partnership with the institution in raising awareness about blood donation.

"I know every blood comes from somebody and I wonder how and who helped me stand here today". The Haemoglobin level in donor's blood should be 12g/dL. He talked about various aspects of blood donation.

According to IRCS, the bus can simultaneously collect blood from three patients at a time. A small needle is injected in the body and the blood is taken out from your body. These blood shells are created continuously and die within a time span of 120 days. As far as your age is concerned, it is safe to donate blood up until the age of 66 years.

As per the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules of 1945, it is mandatory for a blood bank to renew the license within six months of its expiry, but most of the blood banks have not renewed their licenses.

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