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Theme for 2011 Voluntary Blood Donation Day, “SAVE FOUR UNKNOWN LIVES”

“Blood donation is the greratest gift to mankind. Without much efforts, one can save four unknown people with the little gift one shares from one’s body. One unit of blood having four different components of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Platelets and Plasma can save four different people who are in need of these components. So, this year’s theme for Voluntary Blood Donation Day which falls on 1st October 2011 is “Donate Blood, Save Four Lives” – Writes Seram Neken
A blood donor has to meet the following criteria:
(as per Drugs and Cosmetics Act. 1940)
Age: between 18 to 60 years.
Body weight: 45 kg and above.
Pulse rate: 60 to 100 per minute and regular
Blood Pressure: Systolic 100 to 140, Diastolic 70 to 100.
Hemoglobin: minimum 12.5gm/100ml of blood.
Oral temperature: not exceeding 37.50C.
There are also persons who should not donate blood. They are those:
who are feeling unwell.
who are anaemic.
who are either pregnant or breast-feeding.
who have heart disease, high or low blood pressure, epilepsy, diabetes.
who are taking anti-biotics
who are immunized with live vaccines.
who are being treated for Malaria during last 3 months.
who received blood during the preceding 3 months.
who had major operations during last 6 months. … Read More

via SAVE FOUR UNKNOWN LIVES

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