• Every two seconds someone in the India needs blood. •More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. •A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the India. •The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O. •The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs. • Sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year.
Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives. •More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their
chemotherapy treatment. •A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
Facts about the blood supply
•The number of blood donations collected in the India in a year: 15.7 million •The number of blood donors in the India in a year: 9.2 million •Although an estimated 48% of the Indian population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year. •Blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors. •Type O-negative blood (red cells) can be transfused to patients of all blood types. It is always in great demand and often in short
Facts about the blood donation process
•Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded. •Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments. •Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor's temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure it
is safe for the donor to give blood. •The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you
leave, takes about an hour and 15 min. •The average adult has about 10 pints of blood in his body. Roughly 1 pint is given during a donation. •A healthy donor may donate red blood cells every 56 days, or double red cells every 112 days. •All donated blood is tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and other infectious diseases before it can be released to hospitals.
Facts about donors
•The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they "want to help others." •Two most common reasons cited by people who don't give blood are: "Never thought about it" and "I don't like needles." •One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. •If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of
blood, potentially helping save more than 1,000 lives! •Only 10 percent of people in the India have O-negative blood type. O-negative blood type donors are universal donors as their
blood can be given to people of all blood types. •Type O-negative blood is needed in emergencies before the patient's blood type is known and with newborns who need blood.
percent of people in the India have Type O (positive or negative) blood.