What happens when I Donate Blood ?

One single donation can be split into three separate parts, helping save or improve the lives of patients. Just three teaspoons of blood can save the life of a premature baby.If you donate blood , you can help in saving lives of many patients.

Thousands of patients need blood transfusion as in the following conditions :-

  • Patients suffering from haemorrhage due to casualities
  • surgical procedures and labours
  • Haemophilic patients
  • Chronic Anaemia
  • Malignancy Thalassemic patients
  • Bone Marrow transplantation
  • Neonatal jaundice and others

Blood donation is not hazardous and it proves to be a healthy habit that helps blood renewal.The volume of blood donation is 370:400 ml, almost 7.5% of the adult blood volume.It is compensated in a short period of time .

When you donate blood , You will get a medical examination including medical history , hemoglobin estimation and blood group determination.The donated blood will be tested for hepatitis B , C , HIV viruses , syphilis microbe , together with liver function tests also HCV RNA by PCR.you will receive the results confidentially or if you want they can be mailed to you.

1. Whole blood.

2. Platelets donation by Aphersis machine, needs dedication of the donor who will accept to spend about one hour or more for donating platelets by Aphersis machines.

3. Autologus blood donor which means that the patient will donate blood for himself. Statistics show that one out of every three people will need a blood transfusion during their lifetime. Last year, thousands of patients received the gift of life from our donors!!

 Major Reasons Patients Need Blood Are

* Cancer *

Heart and blood vessel disease 

 Disease of the gastrointestinal tract 

 Emergencies such as car accidents and burns Examples; Automobile Accident 50 units of blood, Heart Surgery 6 units of blood 6 units of platelets, Burn 20 units of platelets.

Organ Transplant 40 units of blood 30 units of platelets 20 bags of cryoprecipitate 25 units of fresh frozen plasma 

 Bone Marrow Transplant 120 units of platelets 20 units of blood