BLOOD DONORS ASSOCIATION

Very

often,

there

are

donors

who

come

to

donate

blood

when

they

are

not

eligible;

their

reactions

are

negative

or

they

can

become

irrational

or

nervous

simply

because

they

don’t

understand

that

Blood

Banks

around

the

world

function

ac

-

cording to guidelines and safety norms for donors and patients as well as blood bank staffs.

An

illness

or

even

a

minor

injury

may

mean

that

it

is

not

safe

for

the

donor

to

give

blood

to

a

sick

patient.

For

example,

a

person

with

fever

and/

or

with

irritating

throat

could

mean

that

donor

may

have

either

bacterial

or

viral

infections

and

will

be

asked

to

donate

after

s/he

is

fully

recovered.

It

is

NOT

good

if

a

donor

lies

as

this

represents

a

risk

for

a

new

born

baby

or

a

sick

person

with

very

low

resistance

and

or

immune

system.

Likewise,

certain

medications

can

be

harmful

to

patients.

Thus,

it

is

important

that

a

donor

is

well

and

healthy

when

donating

blood.

Recent

travel,

life-styles

and

behaviour

like

hav

-

ing

a

piercing

or

tattoo

done

less

than

6

months

or

if

you

have

any

rea

-

son

to

believe

you

may

have

acquired

an

infection

through

unprotected

sex,

you

should

not

donate.

Blood

Bank

do

test

on

all

blood

collected

for

certain

infections,

but,

unfortunately,

no

test

is

perfect

due

to

window

pe

-

riod.

(The

time

between

donor

exposure

to

the

virus

and

the

appearance

of

antibodies.

detection

of

an

infected

person

with

the

virus

of

HIV,

Hepatitis

and

sexually

transmitted

diseases

can

take

from

5

to

28

days)

Besides,

a

donor

should

not

attend

a

blood

donation

for

the

purpose

of

doing test. They should go to specialized section at all Regional hospital.

A blood Donor will need to bring:

ID or driving Licence or work ID or Blood Donor Card

This helps maintain blood safety by verifying donor's identity before

donating. The requirement for an ID is not mandatory yet but will become

so in the near future.

Do not give blood on empty stomach or when fasting

Donor should east something substantial and drink at least 8 glasses of

water or juice 2 - 3 hours hours before donating blood. Avoid a heavy , oily

and fatty food.

Salty snacks like Salted biscuits for example 45 minutes or more before do-

nating blood will greatly reduce the risk of fainting during or after donation.

Allow enough time

Usually, donating blood takes between 5 to 8 minutes. However, there can be waiting time which include the entire

process, registration and donation.

Resting time

keep the pressure dressing on your arm for about 30 minutes after you have given blood,

rest for a short time after giving blood and do not rush to leave the resting room.

eat and drink – you are given a small bottle of water and a 200ml juice. it is important for you to drink plenty of water

before you donate and immediately after you've donated. It's important to replace fluids after you've donated, to help

bring your blood volume levels back to normal. The kidneys also play their part in controlling blood volume by regulat-

ing the amount of sodium and water lost in urine.

BLOOD DONORS ASSOCIATION

Very

often,

there

are

donors

who

come

to

donate

blood

when

they

are

not

eligible;

their

reactions

are

negative

or

they

can

become

irrational

or

nervous

simply

because

they

don’t

understand

that

Blood

Banks

around

the

world

func

-

tion

according

to

guidelines

and

safety

norms

for

donors

and

patients as well as blood bank staffs.

An

illness

or

even

a

minor

injury

may

mean

that

it

is

not

safe

for

the

donor

to

give

blood

to

a

sick

patient.

For

example,

a

person

with

fever

and/

or

with

irritating

throat

could

mean

that

donor

may

have

either

bacterial

or

viral

infections

and

will

be

asked

to

donate

after

s/he

is

fully

recovered.

It

is

NOT

good

if

a

donor

lies

as

this

represents

a

risk

for

a

new

born

baby

or

a

sick

person

with

very

low

resistance

and

or

im

-

mune

system.

Likewise,

certain

medications

can

be

harmful

to

patients.

Thus,

it

is

important

that

a

donor

is

well

and

healthy

when

donating

blood.

Recent

travel,

life-styles

and

behaviour

like

having

a

piercing

or

tattoo

done

less

than

6

months

or

if

you

have

any

reason

to

believe

you

may

have

acquired

an

infection

through

unprotected

sex,

you

should

not

donate.

Blood

Bank

do

test

on

all

blood

collected

for

cer

-

tain

infections,

but,

unfortunately,

no

test

is

perfect

due

to

window

period.

(The

time

between

donor

exposure

to

the

virus

and

the

appearance

of

antibodies.

detection

of

an

in

-

fected

person

with

the

virus

of

HIV,

Hepatitis

and

sexually

transmitted

diseases

can

take

from

5

to

28

days)

Besides,

a

donor

should

not

attend

a

blood

donation

for

the

purpose

of

doing

test.

They

should

go

to

specialized

section

at

all

Regional hospital.

A blood Donor will need to bring:

ID or driving Licence or work ID or Blood Donor Card

This

helps

maintain

blood

safety

by

verifying

donor's

identity

before

donating.

The

requirement

for

an

ID

is

not

mandatory

yet but will become so in the near future.

Do not give blood on empty stomach or when fasting

Donor

should

east

something

substantial

and

drink

at

least

8

glasses

of

water

or

juice

2

-

3

hours

hours

before

donating

blood. Avoid a heavy , oily and fatty food.

Salty

snacks

like

Salted

biscuits

for

example

45

minutes

or

more

before

donating

blood

will

greatly

reduce

the

risk

of

fainting during or after donation.

Allow enough time

Usually,

donating

blood

takes

between

5

to

8

minutes.

However,

there

can

be

waiting

time

which

include

the

entire

process, registration and donation.

Resting time

keep

the

pressure

dressing

on

your

arm

for

about

30

min

-

utes after you have given blood,

rest

for

a

short

time

after

giving

blood

and

do

not

rush

to

leave the resting room.

eat

and

drink

you

are

given

a

small

bottle

of

water

and

a

200ml

juice.

it

is

important

for

you

to

drink

plenty

of

water

before

you

donate

and

immediately

after

you've

donated.

It's

important

to

replace

fluids

after

you've

do

-

nated,

to

help

bring

your

blood

volume

levels

back

to

nor

-

mal.

The

kidneys

also

play

their

part

in

controlling

blood

volume

by

regulating

the

amount

of

sodium

and

water

lost in urine.