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Donate Blood, Save A Life – World Blood Donor Day

  • By Admin
  • 14 Jun 2018

Every year, on June 14th, is being observed as World Blood Donor Day. This day is celebrated to raise awareness amongst the individuals to donate blood at regular intervals to help someone in need. This year the WHO's slogan on Blood Donor Day is, Be there for someone else. Donate blood. Share life. This creates a feeling of togetherness and builds a strong social relationship in them. In this world full of crime, there is still little humanity alive. There are people who like to help others out in every possible way they can. One such helping method is Blood donation. Giving your blood to someone in need is the major deed of humanity. You can save someone's life. You can even save a family. Although, donating blood is the best thing an individual can do to help someone in need, there are even certain restrictions to this. Not everyone can come forward to donate blood. A few individuals cannot donate blood if they are suffering with diseases transmissible via blood. On the other hand, there are people who might face serious health issues if they donate blood. The process of blood donation is safe and may help in saving someone's life. A healthy adult individual can donate blood once in every three months.

Here are the top five reasons when a person cannot donate blood.

  • A person cannot donate blood if he/she has severe cold/cough or sneezing problems.
  • Being positive for HIV/AIDS or hepatitis viruses rules one out as a blood donor. People with multiple sexual partners or those who are addicted to drugs should not donate blood.
  • You will need to wait at least four months before being eligible to donate blood if you've recently had a tattoo, piercing, semi-permanent make-up or cosmetic treatment that pierces the skin.
  • You will not be able to donate blood if you have completed a course of antibiotics in the last seven days, or have suffered with any type of infection in the last 15 days.
  • You cannot donate blood if you are suffering from conditions like hemophilia, thalassemia or any other blood disorder.

In addition to this, pregnant women or women who are lactating cannot donate blood. Also, women should not donate the blood during the menstruation days. But, in case you are all healthy and not suffering from any kind of transmissible disease and infection, go ahead and save someone. On this Blood Donation Day, let us all pledge together to unite and help someone in whatever way we can. Kar K Dekho, Acchha Lagta Hai.
Donate Blood. Save a life!