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Donate Blood and save a life

While some of us have the privilege of having more than enough of our lifeline – BLOOD, there are some who don’t have enough. As a result, scores of people die every year. Take this opportunity to give another the gift of life and donate blood TODAY!!!

» Make sure you are fit to donate blood. Have a look at the Eligibility Requirements before you go to a blood donation Center to donate blood, even if you are an experienced blood donor familiar with the process.

» Make sure that you haven’t donated blood for the past 3-4 months before you go to donate blood again.

» Blood donors should not be fasting at the time of blood donation and should finish their last meal 3 hours before they actually donate blood.


See if you satisfy these blood donation eligibility requirements before you proceed to donate blood:

» Age: Not less than 15 and not more than 55 years

» Weight: Not less than 45 kilograms.

» Body Temperature: Below 37.5 °C (99.6 ° F)

» Pulse: 60 to 100 beats/minute

» Blood Pressure: Systlic: 110-140mm Hg

» Diastolic: 70-90mm Hg

» Skin Lesions: The skin at site of venepuncture should not have skin lesions (dam aged tissue on the skin) and needle pricks

» Donation Frequency: 12 weeks for males and 16 weeks for females

» Haemoglobin level: Not below 12.5 g/dl

» No acute respiratory illness

Additional donor requirements for plateletpheresis donation

» Weight: Less than 55 kgs

» Platelet Count:  Less than 150 x 10(to the power of 9)/l

» A minimum of 48 hrs should have passed after the last Apheresis procedure

» The donor should have had apheresis procedures in the past with a frequency of not more than twice a week and  24 times a year.

» Plasma proteins estimation: 6g/dl

» No aspirin or any aspirin related drugs to be taken three days before the apherisis procedure

Permanent deferral of donors happens when the donor suffers from:

Cancer, Heart Disease, Abnormal Bleeding Tendencies, Unexplained Weight Loss, Diabetes, Hepatitis B Infection, Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Polycythemia Vera, Severe Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Endocrine Disorders, Liver Disease, Fainting Spells, Venereal Diseases, Psychiatric Disorders, Severe Allergy TO Drugs, Chronic Patients, Leprosy, Signs/Symptoms suggestive of AIDS and other chronic illnesses which require long term medication.

Temporary deferral of donors happens when the donor suffers from

Illness/Disease/Condition

Period of Deferral

Jaundice (except if HBsAg is negative)

5 years

Malaria

2 years

H/O Hepatitis in family member or close contact , Typhoid, Severe Illness, Major Surgery, After Delivery, Rabies Vaccine, Recipient of  Immunoglobin

1 year

Minor Illness (Chicken Pox, Mumps, Measles, Recipient of Blood/Blood Components, Skin Graft, Tattooing, Ear/Nose Piercing, Abortion  

6 months

German measles (Runbella) vaccine

4 weeks

Immunisation – Cholera, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Plague, Gammaglobulin

2 weeks

Minor Surgery

72 hours

Taken any other vaccines

24 hours

After consumption of alcohol

12 hours

Menstruating & lactating females, pregnant women, donors who are fasting, donor on medication

Temporary (such  cases will be admitted or rejected upon evaluation by the Blood  Bank physician)


» It takes a donor typically 10-15 minutes to recuperate after donating blood after which the donor will be able to resume normal activity. To help this, the donor is given refreshments.

» The total volume of blood in the body of the donor is restored within 48-72 hours. The haemoglobin content of the blood takes a little longer to get restored.

» While blood donation doesn’t have any negative side effects on most donors, some donors may feel a slight fainting spell. In such a case, the donor should lie down with his/her foot end raised. A few donors might also experience nausea and vomiting.


Get Involved


Give blood

 

Organize a Blood Drive

 

Volunteer

Do your bit and save a life. Just Walk into Vydehi Hospital and donate blood now.

 

 


 

Vyedhi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre,
#82, Nallurahalli,
Near 18th BMTC Bus Depot,
Whitefield, Bangalore – 560066,
Karnataka, India

 

If you would like to have us hold a blood donation camp under the aegis of or in the campus of your company, college, organization, school or office, Contact Vydehi Hospital Blood Donation team to get information on how you can arrange for a blood donation camp to be held.

 


Call +91-80-28413383/4 Ext 114 or write in to:
Blood Bank Officer,
Blood Bank,
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre,
#82, Nallurahalli,
Near 18th BMTC Bus Depot,
Whitefield, Bangalore – 560066,
Karnataka, India

 

We are willing to work with volunteers who would donate their time and energy towards the efforts of the Blood Bank at Vydehi Hospital. If you are a qualified Medico Social Worker, then you can help with the practical running of the blood donation camp or the Blood Bank at Vydehi Hospital. If you, however, are not a qualified medico social worker, you can help with the organization of blood donation camps and other aspects that don’t require medical expertise.

Contact the Blood bank Officer at +91-80-28413383/4 Ext 114 or write in to:
Blood Bank Officer,
Blood Bank,
Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre,
#82, Nallurahalli,
Near 18th BMTC Bus Depot,
Whitefield, Bangalore – 560066,
Karnataka, India