• BLOOD
  • BLOOD DONATION
  • PLATELET DONATION
  • BLOOD COMPATIBILITY

COMPONENTS OF BLOOD

A person voluntarily gets blood drawn to transfuse other patients

THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF BLOOD ARE

Plasma
For clotting and Stability of volume loss

Red Blood Cells
Carrying oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues

Platelets
For clotting

White Blood Cells
Body’s primary defense against infection

Cryo Precipitate
It is prepared from plasma which is found in your blood and is required for haemophilia which is a bleeding disorder

A person voluntarily gets blood drawn to transfuse other patients

Blood components are separated

Whole blood can be donated or only the platelets

In India, 1 unit is approx
350-450 ml. The human body has 10 units of blood. Only 1 unit of blood is transfered during blood donation

DONATING BLOOD DOES NOT:

Take much time

Cause infections

Cause HIV

Impair physical activities

Affect health

Lead to blood loss

Make you weak

Close family relative should not donate blood to each other.

There is no such concept as "fresh" blood. RBC has its shelf life and first-in-first-out is universally accepted during transfusions

Transfusion can be done only after tests are carried out on the blood sample

Also called apheresis, donation of only a part of the whole blood

Blood is collected from one vein and is circulated within disposable sterile tubing set connected to the apheresis machine (cell separator machine)

Machine removes the selected blood components / cells

Remaining blood is returned to the donor

Less than 250 ml of your concentrated blood component is taken

Safe procedure completed within 2 hours

O is the universal donor for packed red cells