Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blood Donation Camp

Blood is a bodily fluid in humans that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells in short a major part or may be fluid of the body.

A blood donation truly is a “gift of life” that a healthy individual can give to others in their community who are sick or injured. In an hour’s time, a person can donate one unit of blood that can be separated into four individual components that could help save multiple lives.

From one unit of blood, red blood cells can be extracted for use in trauma or surgical patients. Plasma, the liquid part of blood, is administered to patients with clotting problems. The third component of blood, platelets, clot the blood when cuts or other open wounds occur, and are often used in cancer and transplant patients. Cryoprecipitated anti-hemophilic factor (AHF) is also used for clotting factors.

Every seconds someone in the hospital world wide needs blood.More than a million blood donations are needed every day.The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O being a universal blood group. More than a million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.

It only takes about an hour out of your busy schedule and it may save a life. Donating blood may not only benefit the person who received the blood cells but may also improve the health of the donor.

What are the potential health benefits of donating blood?

While the most obvious health benefit of donating blood is the wonderful feeling derived from giving something vital to someone who needs it, the benefits of donating blood may extend far beyond this to having a positive impact on the donor's health.
 A healthy person can donate blood four times a year with a minimum of 3 months’ gap between each blood donation. There are also certain steeps one should follow for donating blood.

On occasion of the hotel's first Anniversary it was decided to have a blood donation camp organised at the hotel with the help of Jeevan Jyoti Blood Bank & Components.

I decided to help some one by donating blood and so did Monu.

The process for donating blood is like wise every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking temperature, blood pressure, pulse and haemoglobin to ensure it is safe to give blood.

Whole blood donation process only takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

It hardly pains but the only problem with me is the fear for the syringe which makes me scared all the more

With Monu it wasn't the same she was all the more smiling, when the syringe was inserted

But once its done I am all fine I hope this fear for syringe goes out of me some day

After we were done donating the blood we were given some refreshments.

 Happy Blood Donation!