Drop in blood donations over summer months

Violet Tucker
June 26, 2017

Wednesday 14 June was World Blood Donor day, a day set aside by the global community to raise the awareness of voluntary blood donation.

Aigboje Ikhuoria reports that some residents in Benin City donated blood as part of the commemoration of the day.

Now in this article, we have added some stuff which will help you in spreading awareness about World Blood Donor Day.

The agency is supposed to have enough units of blood to meet its needs for a period of five to eight days, but director of donor relations, Michael Betel, says current supplies are much lower.

While donating blood, you not only lose weight but it also helps in reducing stress.

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and Airtel Nigeria yesterday commemorated the World Blood Donor Day by feting blood donors who came forward voluntarily for the campaign to save the lives of thousands of patients.

Friends2support.org has given facts about need of blood donation in India.

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Although Allison said he's met people before who have received blood donations, meeting a child like Hosanna was a shock to him.

According to information presented by 12 Caribbean countries, the majority of donors (48 per cent) are between 24 and 44 years old; while in Latin America, according to data from six countries, the largest number of donors (43 per cent) is between 18 and 24 years old. The theme focusing on blood donation in emergency condition, this theme is taken by World Health Organization. People above the age of 70 years are acceptable if they have donated blood any time in the last two years. The World blood donor day is celebrated every year on same date. World blood donor day 2017 date is June 14.

An adequate and reliable supply of safe blood can be assured by a stable base of regular, voluntary, unpaid blood donors, because they are regular, their blood are safe.

"We are at a critical need for blood actually right now". Haemoglobin is a protein of the red blood cells that gives our blood its red colour and also carries oxygen throughout the body.

"When you donate blood, through your kindness you spread another chain of humanity through you". This is why this year's slogan is 'What can you do?

There has been sharp jump in demand for blood but at the same time voluntary contribution is not matching to requirement, Dr. Sugandhi said.

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