Everyday, hundreds of people in India require blood for a transfusion, a surgery or some medical procedure. In many cases, especially open heart surgery, there is need for fresh blood and therefore a need for donors.
If you are a healthy donor, and do not mind taking a little time out of your daily schedule to
donate blood when someone is in an emergency, please REGISTER . You might be able to save a
life or help ease the trauma for the kin of a patient. What's more, this very service might help you when in time of need.
Youth Blood Donors tries to help victims/patients/those in need of blood. It is an attempt to reach out to these individuals in need of blood and connect them to those willing to donate.
Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as spinach, red meat etc.
The approach is multi-pronged... Youth Blood Donors will serve as a public directory of voluntary
donors The service allows those in need of blood to mention their needs which are then made visible to a wide audience A comprehensive database will help individuals locate the nearest Blood Bank It is also a myth dispeller / an informative resource on blood and blood donation
Blood Centers in Your City
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WHO CAN GIVE BLOOD
Available Blood stocks in different blood centers.
THE CRITERION OF WHO CAN GIVE BLOOD
Most people are able to give blood if they
are fit, healthy and not suffering from a cold, flu or other illness at the time of donation or in the previous 7
weigh more than 45kg (16-17 year olds need to weigh more than 50kg)
are aged between 16-70 years
drink up in the 24 hours before donation, especially in warm weather, and have at least 3 to 4 good-sized glasses of water/juice in the 3 hours before donating (plasma and platelet donor need to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses).
BASIC ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
High Blood Pressure: Acceptable as long as your blood pressure is below 180 systolic (first number) and below 100 diastolic (second number) at the time of donation. Medications for high blood pressure do not disqualify you from donating. Cold and Flu: Wait if you have a fever or a productive cough (bringing up phlegm). Wait if you do not feel well on the day of donation. Wait until you have completed antibiotic treatment for sinus, throat or lung infection. Body Piercing: You must not donate if you have had a tongue, nose, belly button or genital piercing in the past 12 months (donors with pierced ears are eligible).
Diabetes: Acceptable as long as it is well controlled, whether medication is taken or not.
Weight: You must weigh at least 110 pounds to be eligible for blood donation for your own safety. Blood volume is in proportion to body weight. Donors who weigh less than 110 pounds may not tolerate the removal of the required volume of blood as well as those who weigh more than 110 pounds.
Diet: A meal is recommended at least four hours prior to donation. Drink plenty of fluids.
Other criteria that will be assessed at the time of donation such as (list is not all inclusive):
Hemoglobin, Travel, Cancer, Medications, Hepatitis, and HIV Risk:
Intravenous drug abusers: HIV, HBV, HCV and HTLV
Transplant patients: animal tissue or organs
People who have recently traveled to or lived abroad in certain countries may be excluded because they
are at risk for transmitting agents such as malaria.