If you are going to donate blood or known is going to donate blood then you should be aware about following things:
Who can Donate Blood:
- A person in the age group of 18 to 60 years
- Person should have weight more than 45 kilogram
- Good in health, mentally alert and physically fit
- Body Temperature and pulse should be normal
- Person’s blood pressure should be normal without any medication
- Blood Haemoglobin should be equal or more than 12.5 gram
- Person should be free from any acute diseases
- Person should be free from any blood transmissible disease
- 12 months after recovery from Typhoid
- 12 months after delivery
- 15 days after immunization (Cholera, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Plague, Gammaglobulin)
- 1 year after Rabies vaccination
- Arms and forearms of the donor shall be free from skin punctures or scars indicative of professional blood donors or addiction of self injected narcotics.
Who can’t Donate Blood:
- Person has been donated blood in last three months.
- Having skin infection at site of phlebotomy
- Person having inmates of jail can’t donate blood
- Having multiple sex partners
- Drug Addicts
- Abortion history in last six months
- History of blood transfusion in last six months
- Surgery history in last 12 months
- Tattoo history in last six months
- Breast feeding
- History of Hepatitis in family or close contacts in last 12 months
- Immunoglobulin history in last 12 months
- History of malaria and duly treated. For Endemic it is 2 months and for non endemic area it is 3 years.
Diseased conditions when a person can’t donate blood:
- Heart disease
- Unexplained weight loss
- Diabetes-controlled on insulin
- Hepatitis infection
- Chronic nephritis
- Signs and symptoms, suggestive of AIDS
- Liver diseases
- Polycythemia Vera.
- Endocrine disorders etc.
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