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Blood Donation - Ideal Donors

Last Updated on May 24, 2022
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Blood Donation - Ideal Donors

Not everyone is suitable for blood donation. An ideal blood donor needs to meet certain criteria

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An ideal candidate for blood donation should -

Be a healthy individual who is 18 years or above.
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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.

References

  1. 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.
  2. WHO Fact sheet N279, June 2008, Blood safety and donation

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Shazidamain

According to a recent survey conducted by World Health Organisation, 52.42% of all blood donated in India is through voluntary blood donation camps. The figure was 45% in 2002. This shows that nearly 47.58% of all blood donated is either from paid donors or from family members.

sriharsha.d

i have donated my blood on 22 feb 2013. can i donate it again on 24 april 2013? i'm of 19 years

purnima.rajput

kya jb koi physical ho to last night kya woh blood de sakta hai.....

Michael48

Can I donate at a childrens' hospital if i am taking balsalazide disodium fo colitis?

Dominik

Can I donate blood if a smoked weed ?

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