1.Requirements for a blood donor:
At least 16 years of age for a healthy donor
and a minimum of 110 pounds.
Donate once every 2 weeks and up to 24 times
Donor can donate blood also in a licensed blood bank.
Donor’s blood should be screened for HIV, Hepatitis C
and syphilis prior to transfusion.
The shelf-life of donated blood is 35 to 42 days.
World Blood Donors Day is celebrated on 14 June
Individuals suffering from minor illness and not
feeling well should not donate blood.
Only individuals in good health should be accepted
as blood donors.
The body is able to compensate lost blood in 24 hours
but unlike white cells and platelets it takes
several weeks for all the red blood cells to be replaced.
A person can donate blood once every 3 months
but not more than 5 times in a year.
It is more appropriate for men to donate blood
than women, due to such women related
circumstances such as pregnancy, abortion,
anemia,weight loss and other physiological
Blood group O is the universal donor.Donors
with O blood are compatible with any other
blood type. Donors with blood type O can donate
to recipients with blood type A,B,AB and O.
The minimum interval between 2 donations
is 12 weeks(3 months)
Donating blood regularly may lower iron stores.
2.Use mosquito nets instead of repellents which
are harmful and can be suffocating for people
3.Keep a potted money plant in the kitchen and
bathroom windows to keep the air clean.