Reasons why you must donate blood
Blood is a gift of life. It is the most precious gift that one can give to save another person. Donating blood is an active way to help our society and our near ones. Your blood can save others life.
Know About blood
Blood is made up of many different parts or components including red blood cells, plasma and platelets. Different components perform a different function. It is also classified into different groups and types. These altogether support and maintain our body tissues.
How much blood do you think does a body have?
The amount of blood varies according to height and weight. But, normally about seven percent of a person’s body weight is composed of blood.
Why do we need to donate blood?
Dispite of having huge population, many Indian are dying due to the shortage of blood. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report, only nine million units are collected annually in India, while the need is for 12 million units. Delhi NCR alone faces a shortage of 100,000 units every year.
Statistics show that there are 63 million trauma-induced surgeries, 234 million major operations in India, 31 million cancer-related procedures and 10 million pregnancy-related complications which require blood transfusions. In additional, people suffering from thalassemia, leukemia sickle cell anemia, and haemophilia also require repeated blood transfusions.
When might you need a blood transfusion?
Blood is usually transfused to replace red blood cells that carry oxygen, to save life and to improve health. Blood transfusion is needed for:
- Women with complications of pregnancy
- Children with severe anaemia
- People with severe trauma following man-made and natural disasters
- People suffering from blood loss, anemia, kidney disease, chemotherapy, and chronic disease
- People suffering from leukemia, cancer
- People suffering from thalassemia
Hence, safe blood is required, which is collected with proper test, quality management, efficient and experienced medical team.
Healthy blood donors are the people of age between 18 to 65 years. So, why waiting for. Come out of your cell and donate blood.