The average human body contains about five liters of blood, which is made of several cellular
and non-cellular components such as Red blood cell,
Platelet, and Plasma.
Each type of component has its unique properties and can be used for different
indications. The donated blood is separated into these components
by the blood centre and one donated unit can save upto four lives depending on the number of
components separated from your blood.
What is it?
Blood Collected straight from the donor into a blood bag and mixed with an anticoagulant is
called as whole blood. This collected whole blood is then centrifuged and red cell, platelets and
plasma are separated. The separated Red cells are mixed with a preservative to be called as
packed red blood cells.
Who can donate?
You need to be 18-65 years old, weight 45kg or more and be fit and healthy.
Correction of severe anemia in a number of conditions and blood loss in case of child birth,
surgery or trauma settings.
Red cells can be stored for 42 days at 2-6 degree celsius.
How long does it take to donate?
15-30 minutes to donate.including the pre-donation check-up.
How often can I donate?
Male donors can donate again after 90 days and female donors can donate again after 120 days.