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Why should you donate blood ?

1. Your blood might be a lifesaving or life improving medication for people with cancer, aneamia or ill newborn babies, accidents and lot more.
2. Less than 5% of the population give blood regularly in India.
3. 80% of the population will need blood or blood products at some stage in life for survival in India.
4. You will feel great aften donating blood,because you may become a hero of someone by saving life of a newborn,a child, a mother or a victim
5. So donate blood and be a Hero
Advantages of giving blood

Donating blood is a great pleasure to do. By making a blood donation, you are not only helping save the lives of people you will never meet;but also you’re also doingyourself a good turn.

A Routine check-up

Each time you make a donation, your blood pressure and haemoglobin levels are checked (an indication of your iron level).So this your health as anychanges to your blood Pressure or haemoglobin are pickedup during our screening process.

Looking after your heart

Studies have shown that regular blood donation can help prevent the build-up of iron in the body over time, reducing the strain this places on major organs including the heart. The benefits are thought to be most pronounced in middleaged men and amongst people prone to haemachromotosis.Regular acts of kindness, like giving blood, are good for anyone’s heart.

A donation you can afford

Many of us like to feel part of the community and contribute to charities whenever we can. It’s not always possible to give money, even when the need is great. One way you can really make a difference to your community without going to great expense is to give blood
What is blood?

Blood is the red coloured fluid that flows continuously in a human being's circulatory system. Blood comprises more than 8% of the body weight of a healthy individual. On an average, every adult person has about 5 - 6 litres of blood.

The major component of blood is a fluid called plasma in which are suspended cellular elements. These are Red Blood Cells or RBC's, White Blood Cells or WBC's and tiny platelets.

Blood components, and what they do?

Plasma acts as a vehicle to carry many substances like glucose, fats, and proteins, enzymes, and hormones etc., in addition to the blood cells

Plasma has protein components called albumin, globulin and fibrinogen. Broadly speaking, albumin maintains the structural balance of blood, globulin builds resistance to bacterial infections, fibrinogen helps blood coagulate.

Red Cells carry oxygen from the lungs to various body tissues and take back carbon dioxide from the cells and tissues which the body gets rid of as exhaled air.

The basic substance of red cells is iron and protein, known as haemoglobin. The haemoglobin count is an indicator of the health of blood. On an average, a healthy male should have 14 - 16 gm per 100 millilitre and in a female around 12 - 14 gm per 100 millilitre.

White cells act mainly as body scavengers and guards. They help in the immune system of the body and act as defense forces of the body, killing bacteria or any other organisms entering the body.

Platelets help in the clotting and coagulation of blood. They also repair the tiny blood vessels in the body which crack under pressure, thereby preventing haemorrhages under the skin.
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