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World Blood Donor Day 2019: Things to Remember Before Blood Donation, Says WHO

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated to raise awareness towards blood donation to ensure that all individuals have accessibility, affordability and timely supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products.

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Updated:June 14, 2019, 12:38 PM IST
World Blood Donor Day 2019: Things to Remember Before Blood Donation, Says WHO
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World Blood Donor Day 2019 | Celebrated around the world on June 14, World Blood Donor Day serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

The day also commemorates the need to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure that all individuals and communities have access to affordable and timely supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products, as an integral part of universal health coverage.

While blood donation can assist in a number of health aspects, from basic research to finding cures for cancer and degenerative diseases to genetic disorders, not everyone may be eligible to donate blood. Here are a few things one needs to remember before donating blood according to WHO.

For starters, a person can donate blood if he/she is in:

Good health

Is at least 18 years old

Weighs at least 50 kgs

Is not pregnant

Possess a valid government-issued photo ID

Also remember:

One cannot donate if the person has a cold, flu, sore throat, cold sore, stomach bug or any other infection. A recent tattoo or body piercing also does not allow blood donation for 6 months from the date of the procedure. However, if the body piercing was performed by a registered health professional and any inflammation has settled completely, you can donate blood after 12 hours.

If a person has a minor dental procedure done, then he/she must wait 24 hours before donating; for major work wait a month.

One must not donate blood if he/she does not meet the minimum haemoglobin level for blood donation.

Furthermore, people must not give blood if they have engaged in 'risky' sexual activity during last 12 months, have tested positive for HIV and injected recreational drugs.

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