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Tips For Blood Donation

Blood donation never decreases your strength and you recover same level of blood in few days. If you are regular donor then each time donation gives you surplus blood. There are some useful tips for happy blood donation process.

  • Take proper and good night sleep.
  • Drink extra water before donation to fulfill the blood volume but dont take tea, coffee or other beverages with caffeine.
  • By eating iron rich food, you can easily get back blood volume so make it habit to eat red meat, fish, poultry or liver etc.
  • Take more fruit juices in your daily routine and make it habit.
  • Avoid taking more and unnecessary fatty foods like hamburger, fries, ice cream, chocolates etc.
  • You must eat proper food before donating on the day of donation.
  • If you are not feeling good on the day of donation, don t give blood and wait for your well feelings.

About Blood

As you know there is no substitute for blood, it can't produce, it can't harvest and yield but all life depends on blood. Blood is living fluid and when your donated blood, you give guarantee to save a life. In order to extend shelf-life and to provide maximum benefits from each blood donation, whole blood fractionates into several products. Most common products are Red blood Cells (RBCs), platelets, plasma, cryoprecipitate and fresh frozen plasma (FFP). Units of packed red cells are made by removing as much of the plasma as possible from whole blood units. According to ABO blood group system, donating to the same blood group; type O blood donors can give to A, B and AB; blood donors of types A and B can give to AB. These tables will help you in understanding the whole situation of ABO system Plasma But in case of plasma donating to the same blood group; plasma from type AB can be given to A, B and O; plasma from types A and B can be given to O