Millions of people owe their lives to people they will never meet. People who donate their blood freely and without any reward.
We all know that 14 June is known as World Blood Donor Day by three major organizations working for voluntary non-remunerated blood donation. World Blood Donor Day provides a unique opportunity to say thanks to every special person who provides the foundation of a safe blood supply, available to all patients requiring transfusion.
This Blood Monk’s Short Documentary inspires us for Donate blood & save life.
Over 80 million units of blood are donated every year, but only 38% are collected in developing countries where 82% of the global population live.
I am very happy after donating blood last Saturday at Supratech Voluntary Blood Bank (Near Drive-In-Road, Ahmedabad) and save someone’s Life!!
I am hereby sharing some Tips for successful Blood Donation:
Before Blood Donation:
– Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods like- beans, spinach.
– Get a good night’s sleep.
– Drink water before the donation.
– Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating blood)
– If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
– Remember to bring your donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of ID.
During Blood Donation:
– Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
– Let the person taking your blood know if you have a preferred arm and show them any good veins that have been used successfully in the past to draw blood.
– Relax, listen to music, talk to other donors or read during the donation process.
– Take the time to enjoy a snack and a drink in the refreshments area immediately after donating.
After Blood Donation:
– Drink an extra four glasses of liquids and avoid alcohol over the next 24 hours.
– Remove the wrap bandage (if you had one put on your arm) within the next hour.
– Keep the strip bandage on for the next several hours.
– Do not indulge in heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for the rest of the day.