What is thalassemia and beta thalassemia
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! If you match the health and weight requirements of the World Health Organization, then of course you can. By donating one bottle of blood, you can save three lives.
Standards of blood donation as per WHO
- No history of blood donation in the past 3-4 months.
- No medical history of diabetes, heart disease, asthma, epilepsy, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), or typhoid.
- Donor shouldn’t be a drug addict.
- No history of vaccination
- No medical history of jaundice in the past 1 year.
- Not on medication since the last 48 hours.
Normal BP and temperature.
- Weight over 50kg, and age between 18-60 years.
No, because your RBCs have a lifespan of 120 days, and new blood cells are formed every 120 days from the bone marrow. So when you donate blood, the volume is automatically replenished after a few days.