Estimating Blood need and planning to collect over it


New Delhi: One of the most important essential first moves for blood donor recruitment is establishing clear goals by estimating pragmatically the blood need of the Country/State/Region/ Blood Bank.  The District Medical and Health Department celebrated the World Blood Donor Day by taking out a rally on Tuesday to create awareness among people about the importance of donating blood. Twenty-six persons who regularly donated blood and conducted camps were rewarded at the World Blood Donor Day meeting, organized by the District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU). More than 100 students donated blood at a camp organized by the Youth Red Cross unit. People around the world are urged to donate blood on Tuesday as part of an international campaign to boost the supply in blood banks for World Blood Donor Day. On World Blood Donor Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a rapid increase in voluntary blood donations in more than half of the countries globally.

According to Collector M. Karunakaran, the district administration, in association with Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital (TVMCH) Blood Bank, has planned to organize more than 500 blood donation camps to get a least amount of 20,000 units of blood from donors during this economic.

On Tuesday, taking part in the blood donation awareness human chain organized on TVMCH building here in link with ‘World Blood Donation Day’, Dr. Karunakaran said the TVMCH Blood Bank organized 154 blood donation camps during the last economic to collect 11,450 units of blood. The blood conservative from the donors was being used to put aside the lives of accident victims, dengue patients, patients who underwent major surgical procedures and women after delivery. “Since donating just 350 ml of the 5 or 6 liters of blood in the body will never affect the donors’ health. Every healthy man and woman can donate blood to save the lives of poor patients who in need of blood. Scientifically proved that blood donation diminishes the probability of getting exaggerated by cardiac ailments.