hy Should I donate blood
Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions. Safe blood saves lives and improves health. Blood transfusion is needed for:
- women with complications of pregnancy, such as ectopic pregnancies and haemorrhage before, during or after childbirth.
- children with severe anaemia often resulting from malaria or malnutrition.
- people with severe trauma following man-made and natural disasters.
- many complex medical and surgical procedures and cancer patients.