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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, leukemias and anemias.
  • When a person suffers shock, drug reactions, burns or poisoning, blood transfusion may be the way to save his life.

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

Comments

Shazidamain Friday, June 14, 2013

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 Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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 Monday, April 22, 2013

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

Michael48 Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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

Dominik Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Can I donate blood if a smoked weed ?

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