Blood Donation Eligibility

Blood donation is a wonderful way of giving back a life, but to ensure the safety of both donors and recipients there are few requirements you should keep in mind.

Know Your Blood Group : –

The first step is to know your blood group and to which blood group your blood matches for donation. See the blood donation chart below

Blood Donation Chart
Blood Donation Chart
  1. Blood O can donate red blood cell to anybody its the Universal Blood Donor.
  2. Blood group AB can recieve red blood cell from anybody its the Universal Recipient.
  3. Blood A and give blood to A’s and AB’s only
  4. Blood B can give blood to B’s and Ab’s only

In addition to the A and B antigens, There is a third antigen called the Rh factor, which can be either present (+) or absent ( – ). In general, Rh-negative blood is given to Rh-negative patients, and Rh positive blood or Rh negative blood may be given to Rh positive patients.

A healthy person:-

  • You should be healthy, fit and not be suffering from any transmittable diseases can donate blood.
  • You must be 18 -60 years old and have a minimum weight of 50Kg can donate blood.

Check when did you last time donated blood or suffered from any serious diseases:-

You should not already be donated blood or have been treated for malaria within the last three months.

Maintain your blood donation eligibility:-

  • Don’t consume Alcohol or caffeine beverages before donating blood.
  • Have a healthy meal before your donation – avoid foods with high fat just before donation.
  • Maintain Hemoglobin level 12.5% minimum.

To be careful:-

You should not be suffering from Cardiac arrest, hypertension, kidney alignments, epilepsy, or diabetics. if so you must consult the doctor before donating the blood.

Ladies with a bad miscarriage should avoid donating blood for the next 6 months, or if they have been involved in some serious accident.

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