Blood Donation - Recipients


We have seen in length about the donors it is equally important to know about the recipients as well. Very often persons requiring a blood transfusion would be fighting for his life. The following are the individuals who may need blood transfusions.

  • A patient who was subjected to a major accident and thereby blood loss.
  • A person who is ear marked to undergo a major surgery. For instance, an open-heart surgery may require about 6 units of blood.
  • A woman going through childbirth or suffering a miscarriage may require large quantities of life-saving blood.
  • Patients with hematological disorders such as hemophilia, Thalassemia, leukemia and anemias.
  • When a person suffers shock, drug reactions, burns or poisoning, blood transfusion may be the way to save his life.
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