World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO),Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
1- A brief history of blood transfusion:
In 1818 James Blundell performs the first successful blood transfusion of human blood to treat postpartum hemorrhage.
In 1840 the first whole blood transfusion to treat hemophilia is successful
2- who need a blood transfusion?
•some women during the child birth
•trauma cases ( road accident victims)
•some children with a malaria ( if they become severely anemic)
3- who can donate the blood ?
- you must be over 18 years old
- Your blood pressure must be normal
- Your hemoglobin level must be normal
- Your weight must be more than 45 kg
- You must not be taking any medications
4- before you donate the blood there are some tests called blood screening test ( must all the tests are negative )
- hepatitis (B,C)
5- There are certain conditions that prevent a person from donating blood temporarily or permanently.
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
Recent alcoholic intake
Ear or body piercing and tattooing )You cannot donate for 6
months from the date of the procedure(
6- Health Benefits of Donating Blood :
Blood donation not only makes the receiver’s life good but also helps the donor to maintain good health. The health benefits of donating blood are mentioned below.
- Prevents Hemochromatosis
- Anti-cancer benefits
- Maintains healthy heart and liver
- Weight loss (This is helpful to those who are obese and are at higher risk
of cardiovascular diseases and other health disorders.
- Stimulates blood cell production.
the maximum amount of blood that we could donate is about 450 milliliters
_ on 14th june we will thanking all the volunteers blood donors because in all over the world there are people in need of blood transfusions .