'You don’t have to be a doctor to save a life!'
It is said that India will have the youngest population in the near future aged between 18-35 years. This would give India the opportunity to lead the world. But we also want this new young generation to be healthy for which it is our prime responsibility today to ensure that we fulfill our duties in contributing towards health care.Just as an individual has the responsibility towards his nation, business organization and family, similarly one also has to fulfill his responsibility towards the society.
Business organisations and individuals adopt various measures like charity, donations, scholarships and sponsorships to their community, NGO’s etc. But one of the simplest and easiest methods to fulfill this social responsibility is to donate ones blood.
Blood donation is the process of giving blood so that it can be used for blood transfusion in the future. It is the best type of donation one can make for the benefit of the society which costs nothing but its value is more than gold. One only needs a desire to serve others, known or unknown to the blood donor. Any healthy adult can potentially be a blood donor.
Hospitals, NGO’s and many business organisations have special departments or periodic camps for blood donation. Apart from that, blood donation drives are also organized at various places like metro stations and public parks, and celebrities like Salman Khan are requested to donate and lead the way. A simple procedure is followed for blood donation where the volunteers are interviewed about their medical history. A blood sample is first tested for anemia, body temperature, pulse, blood pressure, alcohol content etc. Generally regular donors must donate blood twice a year but those with rare blood groups may be asked to donate more frequently. Blood is slowly withdrawn in a plastic bag containing anti-coagulant to prevent blood from clotting. Donors are then provided with basic glucose and are advised rest. They are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for atleast 5 hours and should drink plenty of water and fruit juices.
Blood thus collected is taken to the transfusion centres where it is tested, classified and stored in blood banks for emergency use. Simple care should be taken by ensuring that the surroundings are clean, hygienic and fresh needles are used during blood donation. Thus, the process of donating blood is simple and doesn’t take up much of the volunteer’s time.
Real bliss can be achieved through love, fellowship, selfless service and sacrifice, and not by amassing wealth alone. One must try to donate blood and see what joy, happiness and satisfaction one will experience at the mere thought that this gesture may save somebody’s life one day.
Companies and firms put millions of rupees and dollars in doing some kind of CSR, a simple sponsored blood donation drive might just be a great way to really complete your corporate social responsibility.
About the Author : Sunita Saharia is a legal expert and the co-founder of the NGO (International Society for Human Awakening and Development).
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Blood donation is one of the most significant contributions by the human being. Which person contributes the blood for donation, they make the huge respect towards the society. The blood donation does not become harmful for the adult people.
“The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required “blood and sweat and tears.”
Blood donation is the big contribution in the whole life of people.
After the blood donation, the people can regenerate the blood again within the few days. It poses no threats to the metabolism of the body.
On 14th June, in every year, the world blood donor day is declared.
Needs of blood donation
- Sometimes people have not the blood for the various reasons. They suffered from the different kind of diseases; they urgently need of the blood. There are many of the diseases such as Anemia, undergone an operation or may meet with the accident.
- Some of the patients may die for the blood need, but that time they have not available the blood. Sometimes the pregnant ladies may also suffer this problem due to the lack of blood, and they need the urgent blood n that emergency situation.
- There are patients’ needs of the blood of man and woman whenever necessary.
- There are the different group of blood such as A, B, AB and O. It is another important for the blood need. The blood requires must be the same group for the proper health of a patient.
- The required group must be the same while transplanting otherwise the transplantation will go in vain, and even the patient may die.
- If the man has the O group of blood, then they will be the universal donor of the blood. They can give their blood to any other blood group of people. It rarely gets in some people body.
- The AB group of the individual is also the universal blood donor, who can accept the all group of blood in his body.
In the every blood bank, they keep the blood for the instant users, because the limited period of blood cannot store, so they need to use the blood on steady and constant collection. Limited time of blood storage can become so harmful for blood needed people.
Advantages of the blood donation
Blood donation has many benefits for the blood donor. It gives certain facilities to the people while the blood was donating. It is a good thing for everyone. It is safe for blood giving people.
There are certain advantages given below:
Saves the life of someone
If we donate the blood, then we can save someone life. It will be very honorable for us. Many of the people need the urgent blood, so we can keep that person by donating the blood. It gives much satisfaction to us, which is the biggest thing that we will never experience.
It brings the proud feeling in the mind that we are the reason to save the life of someone. Its consequences, we are giving blood, so we can certainly give life to people.
After donating the blood, the human body regenerates the blood after few days with the new cells. It is a healthy process which defines that a person is fit and beautiful. The entire body gets to freshen up, and most of the health problems come to an end. So donating the blood can result in a much healthier body which increases your life span.
During the accident and injuries of the human being, the people require the blood so that they can get the blood from the blood bank urgently. If blood bank has available the same group of blood, then a patient can be treated as without any problem.
Thus the people should give blood on a regular basis so that the people can receive the treatment at the right time.
Blood donation camps
Some of the people have not the awareness about donating the blood. Everyone has the notice of blood donation. It is very helpful for the ineligible patient those have the lack of blood.
- In the many clubs, colleges, different societies, offices, etc. the blood donation camps organized for blood donation.
- We will get the pleasure of many people who suffers from the blood problems, and we can also become the good gesture. We must keep this attitude up at any cost.
- In every blood bank, the blood requires running short, so by all this campaign, the people can donate the blood in camps which can help to enrich their capacity.
Checking of the blood before donation
Before the blood donation, blood donation camps checks the blood quality. It is essential for the human body while taking blood. It is a primary authority must for make sure about blood it is infected or not. If it is infected, then that person cannot donate the blood to another person.
Before you are ready to donate blood, the hospital professionals will make the principal diagnosis of the iron content, cholesterol, hemoglobin, etc. Thus you can find out whether everything is normal or not. If everything is fine, the doctor will suggest you make the donation.
Blood donation is our human duty. Our body does not get affected if we donate blood. The body can repair the loss within a few days. So we must come forward to give blood as it can make sure the return of a dying man again into the light of life.
Everyone has to give the blood for better health and save someone life. During the giving of blood as it is painless and will take about an hour only. So whenever we have spare time, we can visit the hospital and donate the blood. We will surely feel happy as people will shower their blessings on us for giving ourselves blood and saving their life.