Thank you for the joint project with We Run for Good Health. Beni Vilches & Raymond Talavera for the KK Donuts, Jayson Caryll Ferrer Antonio, Eda Angeles Antonio & Christian Caluag. Thank you to our RP members who shares, promotes and invite our friends and relatives to donate. Maraming Salamat po. (See more photos…)
Our next Blood Drive Donation event January 10, 2015.
Benefits of Blood Donation
1.Stimulates production of blood cells
- Exercise the bone marrow to produce new young blood cells
2.Personal Health Check
- Blood Type
- Blood Pressure
- Physical Examination by the physician
3. Boosts self-worth
- Experience the real act of sharing by giving a part of yourself
- Making a Difference to the community
4. Safe Blood Supply
5. Adequacy of Blood Supply
Who are qualified to Donate?
1. Age 17 years old : with parent’s consent
18- 59 : first time donors
60-64 : regular donors
65 and above : discretion of physicians
2. Weight : at least 110 lbs or 50 kgs
3. Blood Pressure: Systolic 100 to 150 mmHg
Diastolic 70 to 90 mmHg
4. Hemoglobin : not less than 125 g/ml
WHO SHOULD NOT DONATE BLOOD?
The following people may not donate blood:
- Pregnant, lactating, or menstruating women and those who have recently had an abortion.
- Those who are on certain medicines or addicted to drugs.
- Those with multiple sexual partners.
- Those with signs of infection.
- Those who have undergone surgery in the past six months.
- Those who consumed alcohol 24 hours prior to donation.
- Those with systemic disease (heart disease, kidney disease, liver problems, blood disorders and asthma).
- Those who have undergone certain vaccinations
HOW MUCH BLOOD IS TAKEN AT THE TIME OF DONATION?
HOW SOON DOES THE BODY RECOVER FROM THIS LOSS?
An average person has 5 to 6 liters of blood in the body and only
450 ml of blood is taken at the time of donation. In terms of fluid
volume, the loss is corrected within 24 to 48 hours by the body
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS OF DONATION TAKE?
The process of whole blood donation takes about 30 to 45
minutes. It starts with the registration, health history and
medical check up of the donor. The actual donation usually takes
less than 10 minutes. Right after blood donation, the donor will
be advised to rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Platelet apheresis
donation takes about 2 to 4 hours.
HOW OFTEN CAN ONE DONATE?
The minimum time advised between two donations is 3 months.
The gap helps blood regain the normal red cell count. Platelet
apheresis donors can donate every 2 weeks.
Preparation Before Blood Donation
1. Have enough rest and sleep
2. Have taken a light meal
3. Drink plenty of Fluid
4. No alcohol intake 24 hours before blood donation
5. Have no medication/maintenance
6. Should be in a good healthy condition
Mechanics of Blood Donation
1. Have your weight taken
2. Register and honestly answer the questions on the registration form
3. You will be examined by the physician your hemoglobin will be checked
4. Your hemoglobin will be checked
5. The actual blood donation
What to do after Blood Donation?
1. Rest for about 5 to 10 minutes
2. Drink plenty of water
3. Apply pressure on the punctured site
4. Avoid strenuous activities
When the blood reached the blood bank, it will undergo different tests such as:
1. Blood typing
2. Antibody screening
3. HIV 1
4. HIV 2
5. Hepatitis B
6. Hepatitis C
*9.NAT (Nucleic Acid Testing) *
* ONLY St Luke’s Medical Center performs this test throughout the Philippines to ensure the safe blood supply. This will detect the False Negative result of the serological tests (such as , HIV 1 and 2, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C)
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