14 June: World Blood Donor Day, is celebrated every year on 14 June. Many people are afraid of donating blood even though they are healthy because they have many misconceptions related to it. Many people lose their lives due to a lack of blood. This should not happen to anyone, that is why on 14th June, Blood Donation Day is celebrated. The purpose of celebrating this day is to encourage blood donation and to clear the misconceptions related to it. Blood donation is also called Mahadan. Therefore, we should take a pledge to save the lives of people by donating blood on this day.
Let us tell 14 June: World Blood Donor Day, know its importance
1. While donating blood, only 1 unit of blood is taken from the donor’s body.
2. An average person has 10 units (5-6 liters) of blood in his body.
3. Sometimes in just one car accident, the peaked person may require up to 100 units of blood.
4. By donating blood once, you can save the lives of 3 people.
5. Only 7 percent of the people in India have blood group ‘O negative’.
6. ‘O negative’ blood group is called universal donor, it can be given to a person of any blood group.
7. In times of emergency like when a newborn child or other needs blood and his blood group is not known, then ‘O negative’ blood can be given to him.
8. The process of blood donation is quite simple and the donor usually does not face any problem with it.
9. A person can donate blood from 18 to 60 years of age.
10. Doctors or blood donation team members take your blood only when things like weight, pulse rate, blood pressure, body temperature, etc. of the blood donor are found to be normal.
11. If ever after donating blood you have dizziness, sweating, weight loss or any other type of problem that persist for a long time, then you should not donate blood.
12. Men can donate blood regularly at an interval of 3 months and women 4 months.
13. Not everyone can donate blood. You can donate blood only if you are healthy, do not have any kind of fever or illness.
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