Blood Donation – For the Non-Donor
Blood donation is not just a noble deed; it is also a very easy and vital aspect of any society. Yes, it is important to your society and to your community. You may not be a blood donor, but you certainly must be aware of all the reasons why a donation is carried out. Let’s discus a few pointers and see if you can change your mind by the end of it!
1. Donating blood is safe
Gone are the days when one could fear the transfer of diseases through donation. Being educated citizens it’s always important to ask for a fresh syringe while being injected or while donating blood. Besides that, blood donation is a simple procedure and does not hurt much.
2. The Procedure is simple
You should have had a breakfast as well as a proper dinner before the donation procedure. Before you begin, we will be asked to fill up and submit all your medical and health details. Be honest and provide all the details to the healthcare experts present at the camp. Feel free to discuss the procedure with them. The blood you donate is stored in the blood banks.
3. Who benefits from your endowment?
Every few seconds some body needs blood. This could be because of a near fatal accident or a disease like cancer. At times like these, blood from the blood bank is provided to the patient. Less then 4 percent of healthy people contribute by donating due to which there is often a shortage of blood for those in need.
4. Personal satisfaction
Blood donation is about life. It is about saving lives. One pint of blood that you donate can save up to 3 people. And if all of us, who are healthy, begin to contribute with biannual or at least annual donations, we can make a huge contribution to our society. When you donate, it is a selfless act of contribution to society. The personal gratification is something only a donor can understand. Go ahead, donate and realize.
5. How to donate
Walk up to your nearest hospital and ask them how to go about it. Colleges and NGOs have regular camps and you could join donor groups to stay updated with information. Alternatively, you could look up online healthcare services and find out more information about the camps held at various places.
Non-donors should join forces with the donors, it’s worth it.