In the times of COVID-19, donating blood is more essential than ever!
Let us celebrate World Blood Donor Day and donate blood. Let us make the world a healthier place.
Blood Transfusions and blood products save millions of lives every year. Blood and plasma products are needed every day to support cancer patients, new mums & babies, people with immune deficiencies or blood diseases, people who need surgery, leukaemia & pediatric patients, and amidst this recent pandemic, many mucormycosis patients as well.
Blood donation is even more essential during the Coronavirus pandemic, where people may be less inclined to donate blood, but there’s no evidence anywhere in the world that coronavirus or other respiratory viruses can be transmitted through blood transfusion. It is SAFE.
EVENT: ADR Blood Donation Drive
DATE: 12 June 2021 – Saturday
TIME: 8 AM to 12:30 Noon
VENUE: ICAC Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Art Gallery, Ramdev
Nagar, Ahmedabad – 380015
NOTE: The venue is safe to visit and give blood. Physical distancing and hygiene measures are also taken care of. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued an advisory for all blood banks and collection centres on guidelines to follow during COVID-19.
Some KEY points on BLOOD DONATION:
1. Who can donate blood?
If you are between 18 and 60 years of age
In good health
Weigh at least of 50kg for males or 45kg for females; and,
With good blood pressure
Diabetics who are well controlled on insulin or oral medications are
eligible to donate
2. Before donating blood, make sure you:
Drink enough water
Get enough rest
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
Avoid heavy physical activity
Eat enough food rich in iron and protein
3. After Blood Donation
No strenuous physical activity for the entire day
Eat nutritious food
Get enough rest
4. COVID related points
There is a shortage of blood donation by 50% during covid
14 days after recovery from covid one can donate blood
Individuals can donate blood 14 days after getting covid vaccine
If you test Covid-19 positive within 2 weeks after giving blood,
kindly report to the Medical Officer at the centre. The unit collected
from you would be discarded immediately.
5. Menstruating women can donate blood, women on birth control can
donate blood, only pregnant and lactating women cannot.
6. Contraction of HIV or Hepatitis B virus while donating blood - Brand
new sterilised needles are used for every blood donating individual,
hence absolutely zero chances
7. How long does it take to replenish the donated blood?
The human body replenishes the blood volume within 24 hours. Red blood cells are replaced within 3 to 4 weeks and the lost iron in 6 to 8 weeks.
8. How often can you donate blood?
Each person can donate regularly. Men can donate every 3 months and
women, every 4 months.
If you have ever donated blood, thank you!
If you haven’t and are healthy and able to, it’s never too late to donate blood and help save a life. Because every few seconds, someone, somewhere, needs blood.
As we celebrate World Blood Donor Day, let us also celebrate human kindness.
Be a HERO and DONATE BLOOD!