What type of Donor are you?

Voluntary Non-remunerated Blood Donor

A person who gives blood, plasma or cellular components of his or her own free will and receives no payment, either in the form of cash or in kind which is considered a substitute for money. This would include time off work other than that reasonably needed for donation and travel. Small tokens, refreshments and reimbursements of direct travel costs are compatible with voluntary, non-remunerated donation.

Autologous Blood Donor

A patient who donates his/her blood to be stored, in case there is a future need for infusion for himself/herself. Here the patient himself/herelf acts as the blood donor. This may be done prior to an elective surgery.

Apheresis Donor

A donor who donates only one of his/her blood components through the process of cell separation. This person may be either voluntary or a replacement donor. For instance, some blood banks can separate platelets and a donor might be able to donate platelets more frequently than they donate blood.

Any healthy adult, both male and female, can donate blood. Men can donate safely once in every three months while women can donate every four months.

The Donor Should not be less than 45 Kilograms.

Donor should be in the age group of 18 to 65 years.

Temperature and Pulse of the donor shall be normal.

The systolic and diastolic blood pressures are within normal limits

Should have delivered 1 year ago and stopped lactation.

Should Not have been treated for malaria in last 3 months or 3 years if residing in endemic areas

Haemoglobin should not be less than 12.5 grams.

Should NOT have had shots for any of the following – Cholera, Typhoid, Diptheria, Tetanus, Plague, Gammaglobulin in last 15 days; Rabies vaccination in last 1 year.

Arms & Forearms should be free from Skin punctures or Scars which are indicative of Intravenous drug use or frequent blood donations.

Should NOT have had any in last 12 months .

Should NOT have had Tattoo in last 6 months.

Should NOT have Hepatitis B, C, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, HIV.

Should NOT have any forms of cancer

Should NOT have any Heart diseases.

YES if whitening or impression. YES the day after a filling (restoration), cleaning or orthodontics. YES 3 days after an extraction, surgery, root canal, crown, root planing, gum autograft or implant.

Should NOT have Epilepsy, Asthma on Steroids, Bleeding disorders, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Polycythemia Vera.

Should NOT have had any history of Genital ulcers/Discharge, History of multiple sexual partners and Drug Addiction.

You cannot give blood if injected intravenously, even once.

YES if resolved or controled by diet or oral drug. NO if treated with insulin injections.

Certain medications may pose a risk to the donor or recipient, and if you’re taking them you will not be able to give blood.

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