Voluntary Blood Donation Programme

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 10:00
Voluntary Blood Donation Programme Organised by Assam Association Delhi in association with Red Cross Society, New Delhi Dated 10th October 2021 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM In order to streamline the blood donation to needy persons undergoing various medical treatment , a voluntary Blood Donation camp is organized on 10th October 2021 in association with Red Cross Society, New Delhi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Bhawan, New Delhi from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. On that day the Red Cross team will be providing a medical team consist of 8-10 Nos persons, 3 Nos of Blood Donor Couch and other necessary equipment. The other support and resources i.e. space, logistic, water, electricity helping hand etc would be provided by AAD. Necessary food will be arranged in discussion with Red Cross Society for the event. It is pleased to inform that Dr Banajit Mazumdar has already agreed to provide high tea & snacks for the event. As these quantum of donated blood will be available for one year for needy persons, sufficient donors are required to store adequate blood for our needy persons. Red Cross Society has requested to arrange minimum 100 ( One hundred) Nos of donors for the event. It is believed that arranging Blood donation camp twice a year can mitigate the present blood requirement crisis without any trouble. So you are all requested to attend the blood donation camp on that day and time to donate. Even If you are not eligible to donate blood as per guidelines provided by Red Cross society as given below, still you requested to attend the event to encourage various donors. It is also being planned to organize a few cultural/ intellectual/ entertainment events on that day to engage our visitors. Also a community lunch is being planned for our visitors . The details will be communicated later. Who are Eligible to Donate Blood? Any healthy adult, both male and female, can donate blood. Men can donate safely once in every three months while women can donate every four months. Good health of the donor must be fully ensured. The universally accepted criteria for donor selection are: • Age between 18 and 65 years • Hemoglobin – not less than 12.5 g/dl • Pulse – between 50 and 100/minute with no irregularities • Blood Pressure – Systolic 100-180 mm Hg and Diastolic 50-100 mm Hg • Temperature Normal (oral temperature not exceeding 37.5°C) • Body weight – not less than 45 kg • Health conditions: The donor should be in a healthy state of mind and body. They should fulfill the following criteria: 1. Past one year – not been treated for Rabies or received Hepatitis B immune globulin. Past six months – not had a tattoo, ear or skin piercing or acupuncture, not received blood or blood products, no serious illness or major surgery, no contact with a person with hepatitis or yellow jaundice. Past three months – not donated blood or been treated for Malaria. Past one month – had any immunizations. Past 48 hours – taken any antibiotics or any other medications (Allopathic or Ayurveda or Sidha or Homeopathic) Past 24 hours – taken alcoholic beverages Past 72 hours – had dental work or taken Aspirin 2. Present – not suffering from cough, influenza or sore throat, common cold 3. Women should not be pregnant or breast feeding her child 4. Women donor should not donate during her menstrual cycles 5. Free from Diabetes, not suffering from chest pain, heart disease or high BP, cancer, blood clotting problem or blood disease. Unexplained fever. Weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, enlarged lymph nodes in armpits, neck or groin, white patches in the mouth etc. 6. Ever had TB, bronchial asthma or allergic disorder, liver disease, kidney disease, fits or fainting, blue or purple spots on the skin or mucous membranes, received human pituitary – growth hormones etc. To find out the eligibility of the blood donors and to rule out any contra indication for blood donation all the donors will be elaborately interrogated for the history and the incidence of the specific ailments by a planned questionnaire (see Annexure-3). Only after satisfactorily fulfilling the laid down basic criteria, the blood donors will be selected. Indian Red Cross Society Blood Bank Post Donation Care • Drink more fluid after blood donation • Keep the band-aid in place for 12 hours • Don not smoke or consume alcohol for at least 2 hours of the blood donation. • Raise the arm an apply pressure in case vene-punctures site bleeds & apply band-aid thereafter. • Do not swim for 24 hours • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours • In case one feels dizzy, should lie down and raise legs for a few minutes, relax. • One does not need any special diet and rest after blood donation. • There should be a gap of 3 months between 2 donations. ***************
Srimanta Sankaradeva Bhawan
Satsang Vihar Marg A-14/B, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi, Delhi 110067
28° 36' 50.1804" N, 77° 12' 32.4756" E
Delhi IN