We need to make sure that we have enough supplies of all blood groups and blood types to treat all types of conditions. By giving blood, every donor helps us meet the challenge of providing life-saving products whenever and wherever they are needed.
Your blood's main components are red cells, plasma and platelets. These are used to treat many different illnesses and conditions. They have a short shelf life, so we always need to top up the supply: red blood cells can be stored for up to 35 days platelets can be stored for up to 7 days plasma can be stored for up to 3 years
Your blood saves lives. Your blood donation is an amazing gift to people who need it in an emergency or for on-going medical treatment. We need over 6,000 people to give blood every day to meet the needs of hospitals and patients. We specifically need new black donors to provide blood donations for black patients with sickle cell disease.
blood group of any human being will mainly fall in any one of the following groups.
A healthy diet helps ensure a successful blood donation, and also makes you feel better! Check out the following recommended foods to eat prior to your donation.
The most common blood type is O, followed by type A. Type O individuals are often called "universal donors" since their blood can be transfused into persons with any blood type. Those with type AB blood are called "universal recipients" because they can receive blood of any type.