Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

MTV Beats urges people to step up this World Blood Donor Day

By	Gary Mc Kinn By Gary Mc Kinn
Mae Harvey | 26 June, 2017, 01:45

Donating blood regularly has proved beneficial not only for the recipient but also the donor.

One-in-two Canadians will need blood at some point in their life; people like Michael Leyva, who was born premature and needed three blood transfusions at two weeks of age to fight a life-threatening infection.

As people across the globe celebrated World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on Wednesday, many blood banks here are said to be running without licenses. As per a 2012 report by World Health organisation, only 9 million blood units are available annually whereas the demand is 12 million units.

You should not be suffering from any infectious (such as a cold or flu) or chronic diseases (such as diabetes).

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June 14 became Blood Donor Day in 2004. You should not give blood if you have AIDS or have ever had a positive HIV test, or if you have done something that puts you at risk for becoming infected with HIV. "We recently called on Canadians to fill more than 150,000 donation appointments by Canada's 150 birthday to ensure that there is enough blood to meet patient needs throughout the summer".

Seidler, a 59-year-old Bartlett resident, said he started giving blood sporadically in 1975. Donate Blood to give back life. This event raises the awareness among the public about donating the blood. It is satisfying to see even students coming forward to donate blood. "We would like to encourage other humanitarian actors and government institutions to consider blood donation as a main activity in supporting those lacking blood". My goal is to spread the word about the need for more blood donors.

Authorities which are made for this work acts quite smartly so that maximum number of people can be helped with a single drop of blood. I would love to thank that anonymous savior who saved my uncle's life by donating blood.

As per the norms, a three-member committee comprising CDSCO drug inspector, DFCO drug inspector and an expert having knowhow of the field conduct the inspection and take a full view with regard to renewal of the license of the blood banks.

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