Since 1991, the Nepal Red Cross Society has been responsible for conducting blood programmes in the country. Last year the society supplied, with the support of donors from colleges, universities and offices, almost 250,000 units of blood, satisfying 90 percent of the demand for the whole country.
The Central Blood Transfusion Service Center, publicly known as The Blood Bank, is in a busy district in Kathmandu. Director, Dr Manita Rajkarnikar has been working with the Red Cross Blood Service for 15 years. “We have 1,200 pints of blood in stock and 350 pints of blood is required in the capital each day,” she says. The building is old and in a desperate need of renovation or replacement. Despite these conditions, the staff is motivated and often publishes their findings in scientific journals.
1. Be in good health and feeling well
2. Try to avoid fatty foods
3. Are not pregnant
4. check your pulse, blood pressure, hemoglobin level and temperature
5. Be at least 18 years old
1. Reduce risk of heart attacks and liver ailment
2. Lower the risk of cancer
3. the body tries to restore the blood loss. This helps in the production of the new blood cells and maintain good health.
4. Reduced risk of hemochromatosis
5. Maintain Weight
6. Helps prevent premature ageing.
7. Speeds up healing process
8. Lower cholesterol leve
9. Live a longer life
10. Psychological Upliftment
11. Every time we donate one pint of blood it helps save three lives
12. Respect in socielty
blood group of any human being will mainly fall in any one of the following groups.
A healthy diet helps ensure a successful blood donation, and also makes you feel better! Check out the following recommended foods to eat prior to your donation.
The most common blood type is O, followed by type A. Type O individuals are often called "universal donors" since their blood can be transfused into persons with any blood type. Those with type AB blood are called "universal recipients" because they can receive blood of any type.