Why donate blood? Blood is not manufactured!
Why donate blood? Blood is not manufactured! The only way to ensure blood and blood products to those who need them or whose lives are in danger is through donation.
When we talk about donation, we usually think of material things like money, time or our professionalism made available to those in need. Yet great potential lies in each of us, capable of giving, with a simple gesture, hope and help to those who suffer.
In Italy there are about two million donors of blood
Receiving a donation can be critical for cancer patients or in cases of severe bleeding resulting from trauma, operations, transplants. The “ideal donor” is between 18 and 65 years of age, weighs more than 50kg, and his or her health condition is found to be good, upon careful analysis by the doctor in charge; and.
The volume of whole blood draw, established by D.M. 25/1/01 All. 1, equals 450 milliliters( plus or minus 10%). Recall that The maximum number of whole blood donations, stipulated by D.M. 25/1/01 All.
1, is 4 per year for men and 2 for women of childbearing age, with a minimum interval of ninety days between donations. Blood can be donated at hospital facilities or to the Italian Volunteer Blood Association. Employees are granted, by law, a paid day off and pension contributions.
Blood Transfusion Center issues employer’s justification certificate valid for day off linked to blood donation.
Below you will find the various blood group compatibilities. In conclusion, donation is not the only way to help others, there are many others, even giving a simple smile to those who are suffering. But surely a chance could be given to those in need.