Monday, February 15, 2010

Blood Donation -- Do's and Don'ts

Blood Donation -- Do's and Don'ts

Blood donation is a very noble deed as it saves some one's life. I recieved one email article containing various do's and donts on Blood Donation which I just thought I would share it out with others here:


  1. You are between age group of 18-60 years.
  2. Your weight is 45 kilograms or more.
  3. Your hemoglobin is 12.5 gm% minimum.
  4. Your last blood donation was 3 months earlier.
  5. You are healthy and have not suffered from malaria, typhoid or other transmissible disease in the recent past.
  6. You have eaten a low fat healthy diet few hours before donating blood

  1. You have suffered from cold / fever in the past 1 week.
  2. You are under treatment with antibiotics or any other medication.
  3. You had undergone a major surgery in the last 6 months.
  4. You had taken any vaccination in the last 24 hours.
  5. You had a miscarriage in the last 6 months or have been pregnant / lactating in the last one year.
  6. You had fainting attacks during last donation.
  7. You have regularly received treatment with blood products.
  8. You shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction.
  9. You consumed alcohol in the last 24 hours.
  10. You suffered dengue, chicken pox or typhoid in the last 2 years

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