Need to Know before Donating Blood

  • Should be at current healthy status
  • Be 18 years old
  • if younger than 18 years written parental consent is required
  • if older than 65 years, written physician consent is required
  • Weigh at least 50kg and above
  • Should not have any chronic conditions
    i.e diabetics,HIV,Cancer,Epilepsy and any other allergy.

What to Carry

  • Donor Card, for regular donors
  • Bring your National Identification card or Passport
  • If under medication bring the medicines


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Benefits of donating Blood

  • Free health screening: Every time you give blood, a medical technician, doctor or nurse will check your blood pressure and give you a free health screening.
  • Reduced risk of heart disease: Some doctors and scientists believe that giving blood may prevent heart disease. Although no conclusive evidence is available, numerous physicians have noted that blood donors typically have fewer cases of heart disease than non-donors.
  • Blood Donation giving the wonderful feeling of saving someone's life.
  • One can diet or remain fit by donating blood regularly. One pint of blood (450 ml) when donated burns 650 calories in donor’s body.
  • After donating blood, the count of blood cells decreases in our body, which stimulates the bone marrow to produce new red blood cells in order to replenish the loss. So, it stimulates the production of new blood cells and refreshes the system.
  • Regular blood donation helps especially males in loosing iron on regular basis. It helps in reducing the chance of a heart attack to one third.

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