Blood Donation - Ideal Donors
Not everyone is suitable for blood donation. An ideal blood donor needs to meet certain criteria
An ideal candidate for blood donation should -
Be a healthy individual who is 18 years or above.
Weigh at least 45 kg.
Have a blood pressure in the range of 160/90 to 110/60.
Have a normal pulse rate between 60 to 100 per minute.
- Donors who give blood voluntarily and for altruistic reasons have the lowest prevalence of HIV, hepatitis viruses and other blood-borne infections, as compared to people who donate for family members or in lieu of payment.
- WHO Fact sheet N°279, June 2008, Blood safety and donation
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