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Donating Blood is a Lifesaving Act

Updated on September 27, 2008

Donating Blood is a Lifesaving Act

Donating 250-450 cc. (approximately one glass) will not cause any weakness or ill effects. Giving blood will not take up too much of your time, the whole process just takes 30 minutes.

Advantage of Giving Blood

When a person donates blood, his bone marrow is stimulated to produce new red blood cells and makes his blood-forming organs function more effectively. The young cells generated will mean more effective and active cells. In the same way that a car works better after a “change oil,” donating blood will make person feel better. A healthy person can donate blood every three months with no ill effects.

General and Physical Requirements of a blood donor

Age: Persons 18-60 years old can donate blood. Regular donor can give until they are 65 years old.

Sex: Both

Weight: Must be at least 50 kgs. (110 lbs.)

Temperature: Oral Temperature must not exceed 37.5°C.

Pulse: Must Be regular between 48 and 100 per minute.

Blood Pressure: Must be between 110 and 220 mm.Hg systolic and less than 110 mm.Hg diastolic.

Hemoglobin: The level must not be less than 125 gms./100ml.

Please donate blood now, it can save many lives.


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