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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs in mind of the mind of blood donors and blood recipients before donating blood.  This section has tried to enlist a few of them.

1. Why do people fear to donate blood?

This is a no-denying fact that most of the people around us are still unaware of the importance of blood donation. Apart from benefitting a needy, it also helps in the removal of unnecessary fatty elements from our body and also.


2. What are the base requirements to turn into a blood donor?

Check with your neighbourhood blood donation centre to decide the particular necessities. You should be 18-65 years old, at least 50 kg, pulse rate between 50 and 100, and in fundamental great wellbeing. You can join Ace Blood Donor free of charge by clicking on Join ABB link above. 


3. What tests are administered to ensure my blood is safe to circulate to patients?

Blood gifts are tried for the accompanying:- 

• ABO and Rh blood classifications. 
• Unexpected red platelet antibodies that are an aftereffect of earlier transfusion. 
• Screened for HIV, Hepatitis B&C, Syphilis and Malaria


4. Will donating blood hurt?

A slight sting is all you might feel in the beginning, which will last for only a couple of seconds, without any discomfort during the whole process of blood donation.


5. How much blood is taken?

Approximately 500 ml of blood is collected for a whole blood donation. For donations of other blood products, such as platelet or plasma, the amount collected depends on your height, weight and platelet count.


6. How often can I donate blood?

At least eight weeks (56 days) between donations of whole blood and 16 weeks (112 days) between Power Red donations. The body replenishes platelets and plasma more quickly than red cells. Platelets will return to normal levels within about 72 hours of donating blood. Plasma will return to normal levels within a couple of days. 


7. What needs to be done before I donate?

Eat well at your regular mealtimes, drink plenty of fluids before and after donation.


8. I just received a flu shot, can I donate blood?

Yes. There is no waiting period to donate after receiving a flu shot.


9. I have a cold or flu, can I still donate blood?

No. Blood donation centres require you to be in good health (symptom-free) and feeling well.


10. What if I have high blood pressure?

Yes, if your blood pressure falls within the limits set by CDSCO regulations.


11. How much time will the actual donation process take?

The entire blood donation process, from registration to post-donation refreshments, takes about one hour. The actual donation takes about 5-10 minutes only.


12. How safe is it to give blood?

Donating blood is a safe process. Each Donor’s blood is collected through a new, sterile needle that is used once and then discarded. Although most people feel fine after donating blood, a small number of people may feel lightheaded or dizzy, have an upset stomach or experience a bruise or pain where the needle was inserted