Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Give Blood, Give Life

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Blood Donation, is considered as one of the most noble effort of human towards mankind which he/she can put in his/her lifetime, as the value to few drops of blood cannot be measured in any terms by anyone except than the one who survived due to those few drops from the mouth of death.
But despite of knowing this fact, most of the people are still not actively participating themselves in this noble cause. As this is not a work which can be asked by anyone to do forcefully, people should realize, leaving behind all their myths, that how vital their blood can become for someone whose life can be saved by their little step.
Donating blood may not only benefit the person who received the blood cells but may also improve the health of the donor.

Did You Know?
Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people.
Thousands of patients need blood transfusion as in the following conditions: 
1.Patients suffering from haemorrhage due to casualities, surgical procedures and labours 
2.Haemophilic patients 
3.Chronic Anaemia 
4.Malignancy Thalassemic patients 
5.Bone Marrow transplantation 
6.Neonatal jaundice and others
Each whole blood donation can help as many as three people. One unit is divided into three parts: red blood cells, platelets, and plasma.
Whole blood donation only takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes. It only takes about an hour out of your busy schedule and it may save a life.
one donation can save three lives, save a life, make a difference.

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Health Benefits of Blood Donation:
Free health screening:
Every time you give blood, a medical technician, doctor or nurse will check your blood pressure and give you a free health screening.
Reduce Cancer Risk:
Give blood to help lower your risk of cancer... According to the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, consistent blood donation is associated with lowered risks for cancers including liver, lung, colon, stomach and throat cancers. Risk levels dropped in correlation with how often participants donated blood.
Lower Iron Levels and reduced risk of heart disease:
Giving blood regularly reduces the amount of iron in the bloodstream every time you give blood, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and helps in reducing the chance of heart attack to one third. 
Burns calories:
One can diet or remain fit by donating blood regularly. One pint of blood (450 ml) when donated burns 650 calories in donor’s body. 
Replenish Blood:
Help your body function more efficiently by allowing it to replenish your blood supply regularly. When you donate blood, your body replaces the blood volume within 48 hours of donation, and all of the red blood cells you lose during donation are completely replaced within four to eight weeks. This process of replenishment can help your body stay healthy and work more efficiently and productively.
Satisfaction:
No doubt the first and foremost advantage of donating blood is the exalted feeling of saving someone's life.
Blood Donation giving the wonderful feeling of saving someone's life. 
Acts of altruism make you feel good! Giving feels great, especially when you understand that one hour of your time and one pint of blood can save so many people.

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A donor should take after donating blood are:
1. Eat and Drinks something before leaving
2. Drink more liquids than usual in next 4 hours
3. Avoid consuming alcohol until you have eating something
4. Don’t smoke for next 30 minutes
5. Avoid climbing steps for next 30 minutes
6. If there is bleeding from the phlebotomy site, raise the arm and apply pressure
7. If fainting or dizziness occurs, either lie down or site with the head between the knees
8. Resume all normal activities if no symptoms occur
9. Remove bandage next day
Ideas:
Make blood donation more attractive to people.
Make blood donation less scary
Let people know that it is not time consuming
Say that even 'just once' can make a difference
Do not go for a shock and awe effect
Helping people overcoming fears
Suggesting to take a friend
Let people know they will feel rewarded for their efforts, feel good about themselves

Have a big HEART, give BLOOD, all types needed!
Give a hand to those in serious need of blood.
You may need it one day so why not give it?
There are certainly no downsides by donating blood regularly.
Somewhat out there someone is waiting for your generous gift of LIFE.

25 comments:

  1. :)
    You do a good job, hope people read and inspire..

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  2. Super informative post.
    Health benefits for the donor and the patient plus Allah's pleasure --marvellous of course.

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  3. BTW:
    Asma, it's not only you --even Irfanuddin and Hamza Bin ladin are getting behind schedule to respond to my current post.
    I have combed through 40 plus comments but U are missing.
    You don't have to if U don't want to----I don't mind. I was just wondering--

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  4. I've always wanted to donate blood. Since I'm anemic it's hard =s
    Didn't know all of the info mentioned thanks for sharing

    MiMi xx
    Make-up Overdose

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  5. I agree Asma..great and informative post..I have not experienced donating blood yet but when needed why not..I'll be more than willing to save a life..

    *I'm glad your fine Asma :) *

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  6. jazak Allah khair for such information.You are very nice.

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  7. Great work Asma.
    I'll try to donate some blood myself too. ^_^

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  8. Am glad that you wrote on such an important topic. Everyone should donate blood. I tried thrice times but was sent back because of low HB :(

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  9. @Aakash: I hope and pray the same... :)

    @Tariq Mian: Thanks Sir... :)
    Sorry for being late, indeed in these days I'm busy that's why... :)

    @MiMi: Ohhh, take good care of yourself then... :)

    @Sie: Save a life means save whole humanity, as according to Islamic teaching killing a human means killing whole humanity....

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  10. @♥●• Izdiher·•●♥: You are really humble being, thanks for liking... :)

    @Hamza Bin Ladin: WoW that will be great work, jaza-kl-Allah for this intention... :)

    @Sh@s: It means your diet is poor, take healthy diet... :)

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  11. I want to do it! but I have to wait until I have 18, so I will be able to give blood without any problem :)
    It's a very good and beautiful thing!
    Hugs!

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  12. GLAD to see this post ! you're working very nicely!
    -stay blessed!

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  13. oH IT IS OK ..Just not get much time to visit your blog.Don't get mad at me .

    An award for you .

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  14. No problem

    An award for you ,Amsa

    http://izdiher.blogspot.com/2011/09/this-is-love.html#comments

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  15. great job hun! you always inspire us!

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    Do you want to follow each other? :D
    let me know!!

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  17. @Muhammad Israr: Thank you... :)

    @äмän ♥ :)

    @LaiLa: Jaza-kl-Allah Dear... :)
    *hugs back*

    @Shayna: Stay Blessed :)

    @♥●• Izdiher·•●♥: Ohhh going to check this.... :)

    @Diane: Thanks ... :)

    @Sofie: Sure why not dear... :)

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  18. Very well said..thanks for sharing the tips..
    it helps in both ways..
    Sharing is Caring!

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  19. @Harman: Welcome.... :)
    Indeed... :)

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  20. Blood donation is really good and it help humanity a lot....there are people who just get scared in the name of donating their blood, i think what is needed is proper counselling.....

    (i was just not into blogging since last few weeks so could not read your posts at time...anyways i am back now, looking ahead to read your upcoming posts..keep blogging)

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  21. @IRFANUDDIN: Yes awareness and counseling will help in this matter to convince people to donate blood... :)

    Ohhh OK welcome back... :)
    Stay Blessed

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