World Dlood Donor Day is celebrated annually on 14th June to highlight voluntary blood donation.
We need non-renumerated voluntary blood donors from low risk populations to save lives
for the following reasons :
•Blood is needed every two seconds.
•About 1 in 5 people entering a hospital needs blood.
•Blood is always needed for treatment of accident victims, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and surgery patients.
•Blood cannot be manufactured or harvested.
. So, we need to make conscious effort to highlight the need to donate blood and to falicitate the voluntary blood donors as the saviour of life. This is the essence of celebrating the world blood donor day.
Anyone in good health, at least 17 years old and weighing 110 pounds can donate blood every 56 days.Ab blood group is the universal recipient and O Negative is the universal donor .Whole process of blood donation takes about one hour with actual blood collection taking only ten minutes. Ther is no subsitute for blood and donors are the only source.
We need to pledge to donate blood as responsible members of the community.
Hats off to those donating blood for the people in need.