Why Donate Blood
Blood is vital to our life. It serves as a lifeline in an emergency and for patients who require blood transfusion as part of their on-going medical treatments. Blood’s main component’s like red blood cells, platelets and plasma are used to treat many different illnesses and conditions. Many people would not be alive today, if not for the generosity of the blood donors. That is why it is important to donate blood. And as a matter of fact, any healthy individual can give blood if he/ she is between the ages of 18 and 65 and weighs over 50kg.
Blood Saves Lives
Blood can be categorized into many types and groups. Blood banks need to maintain a regular supply of different groups and types of blood, so that they can give it to the patients and hospitals whenever there is a need. Some rare sub-types of blood are more common in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities. Interestingly, O Rh Negative blood is rare but essential because it is the only blood type that can be given to anyone regardless of his/ her blood type.
Make it a routine
Blood donations should be a normal and routine part of our lives. It is recommended that men give blood up to 4 times in a year and women up to 3 times in a year, provided there are at least 2 months between each donation.
‘Consider giving blood to save a life’’.