Do you know...

....Blood Donation Is Good For Donors

Dr Saadat Nazir Shah
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 12 2017 10:28PM | Updated Date: Dec 12 2017 10:28PM
Do you know...Representational Pic

Few days back, I was sitting in my cabin an adult person came to me. Doctor I want to donate blood, kindly examine me. I made him comfortable and my 1st question was why you wanna donate blood. And he said today is my birthday. I need to do something for my society. He was so glad about donating blood. His words make me write down for the need of awareness in youth. If everyone thinks like him, we will never face shortage of blood in our blood banks. Blood donation is one of the most significant contributions that a person can make towards the society. It is selfless and noble gesture that gives back life and hope to patients and their families. It is not harmful for an adult person to donate blood, the body of a donor can regenerate blood after several weeks plus it poses no threat to the metabolism of the body. Everyday all hospitals, clinics and health centers need blood transfusions to treat patients. Because the need of blood transfusion is constant, so is the need for donation. As a matter of fact, a huge number of population donates blood only when a relative needs it. Many of us will be surprised that this act of benevolence has benefits attached to it. Well I must say just like every good deed this one too has its rewards. Studies have shown over the years that if we donated blood, not only do we have the joy of saving life but we also reduce the risk of developing heart diseases as well as cancers. It also lowers our cholesterol and boosts the production of red blood cell; to add cherry on the top of cake, we can get free medical checkup.

As much as it is important to donate the blood and save the life, it is also important to know the eligibility criteria for blood donation. As I have already seen so many donors complain of questioning during donation process,But let me clear one thing,proper screening is important criteria for blood donation.While saving some one else's life we have to think about the donors safety as well. In order to safeguard their health, the following criteria must be met before blood donation can take place.

Donor must be above 18yrs of age and below 60yrs

Weight must be above 50 kgs

Haemoglobin concentration should be above 12.5 g/dl

Donation interval must be 12 weeks in men and 16 weeks in women

Donor must not have any cardiovascular disease and free from epileptic disorders

No history of underlying pathology, donor must not be ongoing medical investigation or clinical trials as well as vaccinations

Donating blood is really a noble job. Not everyone can save a life but if you have the opportunity, Don't Waste It

 

Dr Saadat Nazir Shah Is MD Transfusion Medicine GMC Jammu

 

Latest News

  1. Tral gunfight over; three militants killed, officer among five forces' personnel injured
  2. Tral gunfight over; three militants killed, officer among five forces' personnel injured
  1. Governor's rule recommended in Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Governor's rule recommended in Jammu and Kashmir
  1. Locals allege Anantnag vendor was injured in army firing; police denies
  2. Locals allege Anantnag vendor was injured in army firing; police denies
  1. Two militants killed, CRPF officer injured in ongoing Tral gunfight
  2. Two militants killed, CRPF officer injured in ongoing Tral gunfight
  1. Opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance set fire to Jammu and Kashmir, damage will remain: Rahul Gandhi
  2. Opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance set fire to Jammu and Kashmir, damage will remain: Rahul Gandhi
  1. Jammu and Kashmir govt collapses after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP
  2. Jammu and Kashmir govt collapses after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP
  1. Only six tour operators approved for Hajj bookings: Govt
  2. Only six tour operators approved for Hajj bookings: Govt
  1. Muscular security policy will not work in Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti says after her resignation
  2. Muscular security policy will not work in Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti says after her resignation
  1. Man shot at, injured in south Kashmir’s Anantnag
  2. Man shot at, injured in south Kashmir’s Anantnag
  1. Army soldier wounded as gunfight breaks out in Tral
  2. Army soldier wounded as gunfight breaks out in Tral
  1. Jammu and Kashmir all set to come under Governor rule for 8th time in four decades
  2. Jammu and Kashmir all set to come under Governor rule for 8th time in four decades
  1. Mehbooba Mufti not ‘shocked’ by BJP exit, says alliance wasn’t for power
  2. Mehbooba Mufti not ‘shocked’ by BJP exit, says alliance wasn’t for power
  1. After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir: Kejriwal
  2. After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir: Kejriwal
  1. NC rules out support to PDP after BJP exit, bats for governor’s rule
  2. NC rules out support to PDP after BJP exit, bats for governor’s rule
  1. Massive search operation underway in Tral, three militants likely trapped
  2. Massive search operation underway in Tral, three militants likely trapped
  1. Power thefts: BJP MLA accuses power officials of going 'soft' on Muslims
  2. Power thefts: BJP MLA accuses power officials of going 'soft' on Muslims
  1. PDP-BJP coalition was an 'unholy' alliance: Jammu and Kashmir Congress
  2. PDP-BJP coalition was an 'unholy' alliance: Jammu and Kashmir Congress
  1. And so it has come to pass: Omar Abdullah on BJP-PDP split
  2. And so it has come to pass: Omar Abdullah on BJP-PDP split
  1. Congress rules out support to PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, says BJP ruined Kashmir
  2. Congress rules out support to PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, says BJP ruined Kashmir
  1. CM Mehbooba Mufti submits resignation to Governor
  2. CM Mehbooba Mufti submits resignation to Governor
  1. Two LeT OGWs arrested in Sopore: Police
  2. Two LeT OGWs arrested in Sopore: Police
  1. BJP pulls out of Jammu and Kashmir govt, ends alliance with PDP
  2. BJP pulls out of Jammu and Kashmir govt, ends alliance with PDP
  1. Kim Jong-un in China again
  2. Kim Jong-un in China again
  1. All Kheer Bhawani pilgrims safe, reports of stone-pelting baseless: Police
  2. All Kheer Bhawani pilgrims safe, reports of stone-pelting baseless: Police
  1. Trump escalates China trade war, threatens tariffs worth $200bn
  2. Trump escalates China trade war, threatens tariffs worth $200bn
  1. JRL defers tomorrow’s strike call in view of Mela Kheer Bhawani
  2. JRL defers tomorrow’s strike call in view of Mela Kheer Bhawani
  1. Anantnag shuts in tribute to Qazi Nisar on 24th death anniversary
  2. Anantnag shuts in tribute to Qazi Nisar on 24th death anniversary
  1. Kulgam shuts against last evening civilian killing in army firing
  2. Kulgam shuts against last evening civilian killing in army firing
  1. 14 youth detained during night raids in south Kashmir's Pulwama
  2. 14 youth detained during night raids in south Kashmir's Pulwama
  1. JRL calls shutdown on Thursday against Shujaat Bukhari killing, civilian deaths
  2. JRL calls shutdown on Thursday against Shujaat Bukhari killing, civilian deaths
  1. iPhones to soon automatically share your location with 911
  2. iPhones to soon automatically share your location with 911
  1. Eminent author Ghulam Nabi Gowhar passes away in Budgam
  2. Eminent author Ghulam Nabi Gowhar passes away in Budgam
  1. Dismayed by forcible separation of children from families: Microsoft
  2. Dismayed by forcible separation of children from families: Microsoft
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine