Blood Donation | Platelets and Plasma in Blood Can Also Be Donated
Like donation of food and education, blood donation is also a very good social cause. Because, for every two seconds one or the other person is in need of blood. One out of ten patients requires blood in hospitals. This precious blood cannot be made artificially. It should come from donors.
It is required that minimum age is 17 years and weight is 50 kilos for doing blood donation. The healthy donors can donate blood for every 56 days. If body contains 10-12 pints of blood, while blood donation only 1 pint of blood is taken from the donor (1 pint is equal to ½ ter). Along with blood, platelets and plasma in blood also can be donated. When donating blood for platelets, the platelets will be separated through a machine and blood will be restored in body Platelet’s can be donated once in two weeks. Three lives can be saved by donating blood once. ‘O’ positive blood group people can donate blood to all blood groups. The blood taken from donors will be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis and other contagious disease before transfusing to patients.