A Blood Donor Must
How often can a person donate?
A healthy individual may donate every three months.
Will donating blood make a person weak?
No, it will not make you weak. Donating 450cc will not cause any ill effects or weakness. The human body has the capacity to compensate with the new fluid volume. Further, the bone marrow is stimulated to produce new blood cells which in turn makes the blood forming organs function more effectively.
Can a person who has tattoo or body piercing still donate blood?
If the tattooing procedure or the piercing was done a year ago, he/she may donate. This is also applicable to acupuncture, and other procedures involving needles.
How long will it take to donate blood?
The whole process of blood donation, from the registration up to the recovery, will only take an average of 30 minutes.
The blood extraction will take about 5-10 minutes. The blood volume will start replenishing within 24 hours. Theoretically, by the end of the month, the body will have the blood status before the blood donation.
Will I contract disease through blood donation?
No, we use sterile, disposable needles and syringes.
What are the Benefits of Donating Blood?
Blood donors aren’t called heroes for anything. The number one benefit of donating blood is knowing your blood will be instrumental to saving someone’s life. Donating also allows you to know your blood type and get examined by a doctor.
Register and have your weight taken
Complete the Donor History Questionnaire
Be interviewed and have your blood type and hemoglobin status checked
A physician will check your blood pressure and give you a physical exam
Actual blood donation lasts from 10 to 15 minutes. You will be required to remain to lie down for another 10 minutes after donation.
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