Positive Group

  • A Positive (500+)
  • B Positive (500+)
  • AB Positive (500+)
  • O Positive (500+)

Negative Group

  • A Negative (500+)
  • B Negative (500+)
  • AB Negative (500+)
  • O Negative (500+)

Donate Blood

Across Bangladesh, every day there remains an urgent need for all types of blood groups. Especially donors with rare blood groups such as O Negative, B Negative and A Negative are in high demand. Your timely response is essential to the supply of healthy blood for the massive daily demand we face.

Your donation can save the lives of many, make a difference or simply make you feel great about your contribution to humanity. Whatever your reason, whatever your motivation we welcome you to learn more about eligibility and benefits of donating blood with a trusted organization like us.

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Why Donate Blood?

Donating Blood Saves Lives

Consider the individuals in the hospital needing a blood transfusion. A gunshot or accident victim. Any person needing an ample supply of blood while in surgery. These people need us, and what they ask for is very little. Just imagine what a few pints of blood can do and how many lives it can save.

Donating Blood Increases Your Own Awareness of Cholesterol Levels

One of the added benefits of donating blood is having access to cholesterol levels. Results are readily available to you online so you can gage what you need to change in your diet, or you may just want to maintain healthy levels.

The Health Benefits from Donating Blood

Donating blood has many health benefits. Not only will you help someone in need of blood, but you will also help optimize your health and wellness. Here are the top three health benefits from donating blood.

1. Protect Your Heart by Reducing Oxidative Stress

Iron in your blood can oxidize resulting in damage to your cells and tissues. The increase in oxidative stress is most dangerous to your cardiovascular system.

According to a new study published by the American Medical Association, giving blood every six months led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in test participants ages 43 to 61.

Excessive iron is thought to contribute to heart disease, especially at its early stages. Donating blood on a regular basis reduces the iron stores in the body and this study supports the theory that reducing iron appears to preserve cardiovascular health.

A second study of 2,682 men in Finland, reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that men who donated blood at least once a year had an 88 percent lower risk of heart attacks than non-donors.

This same group of researchers published a follow-up study and found that men who donated blood were less likely than non-donors to show any signs of cardiovascular disease.1

2. Protect Against Developing Cancer

Give blood to help lower your risk of cancer. According to the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, consistent blood donation is associated with lowered risks for cancers including liver, lung, colon, stomach and throat cancers.2

Risk levels dropped in correlation with how often participants donated blood. The association between lower cancer risk and donating blood might also stem from reducing oxidative stress. Free radical compounds can damage your DNA. Damaged genetic material is the hallmark of all cancers.

3. Free Blood Analysis

After donating, your blood will be tested for syphilis, HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), hepatitis and other factors. The center will notify you if tests show you may be unhealthy. Your blood will not be used if it could make someone sick.

References
  1. http://blog.lef.org/2010/07/health-benefits-from-donating-blood.html.
  2. http://blood-blood-donation.knoji.com/why-donate-blood-8-reasons-why-you-should-give-blood/

Eligibility to Donate Blood

Basic Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years old in most states
  • Weight: At least 45 kg (100 Ibs) for both males and females
  • Well Being: Feeling well that day. Not having colds, coughs or flu in the last one week. No fever (Temperature >37.5°C) in the last 3 weeks.

Major Illness/Surgery

Persons with the following conditions are not eligible for blood donation:

  • Diseases of the heart or lungs (Donors who are asthmatic and without symptoms of asthma is eligible)
  • High blood pressure on medication
  • Diabetes on medication
  • Major surgery (can donate after 12 months)
  • AIDS or symptoms of AIDS, such as unexplained fevers, severe night sweats, unexpected weight loss, swollen glands, chronic diarrhoea or rare cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Hepatitis B or C
  • Syphilis

Some Common Reasons For Temporary Deferral

  • Cold, flu or sore throat, please wait one week after recovery or treatment
  • Tooth extraction or dental work, please wait 3 days after treatment
  • Skin infections (minor), wait 1 week after complete healing
  • Normal pregnancy, please wait 6 weeks after delivery and when you are not breast-feeding.
  • Travelled to a malaria endemic area such as rural areas in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, etc, please wait 6 weeks to 3 years and ask the attending doctor/nurse whether you are eligible for donation
  • Close contact with Hepatitis B, wait 12 months and after full course of hepatitis B vaccination (and shown a satisfactory antibody response)
  • Infectious Diseases e.g. Chickenpox, Measles, Dengue, wait 6 months after recovery

Medication

People who are taking drugs for cancer treatment, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes or current infections will not be accepted as blood donors.

For those taking:

Traditional Medication Please wait 3 days
Antibiotics Please wait 1 week
Anti-malaria Medication Please wait 4 weeks

 

References
  1. http://clubs.ntu.edu.sg/redcross/index.php/basic-requirements-for-blood-donation/

Tips for a Successful Donation

Tips for a Successful Donation

By following a few recommendations before, during and after your blood donation can help you make your donation experience as safe, successful and pleasant as possible.

Before Your Donation

  • Blood Donation Tip - Eat HealthyMaintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as spinach, red meat, fish, poultry, beans, iron-fortified cereals and raisins.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Drink an extra 16 oz. of water and fluids before the donation.
  • Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating. Tests for infections done on all donated blood can be affected by fats that appear in your blood for several hours after eating fatty foods.

During Your Donation

  • Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
  • Let the phlebotomist know if you have a preferred arm and show the staff any good veins that have been used successfully in the past to draw blood.
  • Relax, listen to music, talk to other donors or read during the donation process.
  • Take the time to enjoy a snack and a drink in the refreshments area immediately after donating.

After Your Donation

  • Drink plenty of fluids over the next 24-48 hours to replenish any fluids you lost during donation.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting for about five hours after donation.
  • If you feel light headed, lie down, preferably with feet elevated, until the feeling passes.
  • In rare cases when bleeding occurs after removing the bandage, apply pressure to the site and raise your arm for 3-5 minutes. If bleeding or bruising occurs under the skin, apply a cold pack to the area periodically during the first 24 hours.
  • If for any reason something doesn’t feel right, then call a doctor.
  • Enjoy the good feeling that comes with knowing that you may have saved some others live.
References
  1. http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/tips-successful-donation

What Happens to Donated Blood?

What Happens to Donated Blood?

Step 1: The Donation

  • Donor registers
  • Health history and mini physical are completed
  • About 1 pint of blood and several small test tubes are collected from each donor
  • The bag, test tubes and the donor record are labeled with an identical bar code label to keep track of the donation
  • The donation is stored in iced coolers until it is transported to a Red Cross center
Step1:TheDonation

Step 2: Processing

  • Donated blood is scanned into a computer database
  • Most blood is spun in centrifuges to separate the transfusable components – red cells, platelets, and plasma
  • The primary components like plasma, can be further manufactured into components such as cryoprecipitate
  • Red cells are then leuko-reduced
  • Single donor platelets are leukoreduced and bacterially tested.
  • Test tubes are sent for testing.
Step 2: Processing

Step 3: Testing

  • Steps 2 and 3 take place in parallel
  • The test tubes are received in one of five Red Cross National Testing Laboratories
  • A dozen tests are performed on each unit of donated blood – to establish the blood type and test for infectious diseases
  • Test results are transferred electronically to the manufacturing facility within 24 hours
  • If a test result is positive, the unit is discarded and the donor is notified. Test results are confidential and are only shared with the donor, except as may be required by law
Step 3: Testing Blood

Step 4: Storage

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  • When test results are received, units suitable for transfusion are labeled and stored
  • Red Cells are stored in refrigerators at 6ºC for up to 42 days
  • Platelets are stored at room temperature in agitators for up to five days
  • Plasma and cryo are frozen and stored in freezers for up to one year

Step 5: Distribution

Blood Distribution Ambulance
  • Blood is available to be shipped to hospitals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
References
  1. http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/what-happens-donated-blood

Blood Donner Registration Form

Blood Requisition For Patient

Submission of Blood Requisition For Patient

Registered Blood Donner