We got a lot of toys, clothes, books & a color TV in donation last month.. We visited nearby NGO Helpline Education…  Where we are providing volunteering service for fundraising, operational & management services. Today we visited Helpline with so tons of clothes, toys… we talked with Ravi, Maya and other kids who are being nurtured there. It was an immense pleasure to see that kids loved these toys. They just started playing with it right away and we were watching how one old toys which wasn’t even used from so many days or even neglected by us can give them so much of happiness in their life.. it is difficult to explain but it was really great to witness.

Do you want to donate?

if you want to donate .. donate books.. we want to donate books & stationary to kids.. At this moment we are taking care of around 100+ Kids for their education….. Come forward.. your 1$ / 1£ can change future of a kid..  drop me an email on ketan@letsnurture.com

Pictures For Kids Playing With Donated Toys..

clothes-toys-statinoaries-donationYesterday Morning, I got a call from Mrs. Upadhyay … She is a mother of 2 lovely kids .. her husband is working in Doha, Qatar. She informed that they are relocating to a new house and they have plenty of old clothes, blankets, toys, stationary to donate. As it was Sunday we had not planned anything else.. me and my wife decided to visit her and bring all the stuff at my home…

We drove from Ghatlodiya to Maninagar and brought utensils, clothes and some soft toys.. We are pretty sure with these things so many kids will be able to smile. Mrs. Upadhyay has also promised to donate TV  and a computer..  so we are going to donate these two one NGO which is helping kids to learn to study…

What we will do with utensils?

Mrs.Upadhay has donated a lot of utensils etc.. we will donate those things to old age home.. as we know that those old people sometimes unable to buy anything due to lack of finance. so, these things will help them to improve their lives a bit…

If you want to donate Toys or Clothes or Stationary or anything else please get in touch with us.. ( We do not take any cash.. we can direct you to needy person instead )

solve-your-problems-birbal-way-luis-s-r-hardcover-cover-artBook Title: Solve Your Problems – The Birbal Way

Author: Luis S.R Vas & Anita S.r. VAS

ISBN:8122308007

Good Book for Kids… I dont remember when I bought this one.. and but in my free time I have read this book and my nephews has also read this..  Birbal is one of the clever minister in King Akbar’s Ministry..  He has solved many problems of Kings..

In this book you will be able to solve your problems the way Birbal solved his problems. … kind of entertaining books.

Blood banks. What comes to your mind when you hear that word? An angel like institution which helps you in getting the required blood you need for you or for your near ones. You put complete trust in these blood banks and get services for them. But do you know they are required to get license from the government stating that they are government approved. No one can start a blood bank just like that without the approval of the government. Why a license? Because, they may cheat you or give you very bad quality of service by giving bad blood to you. Let’s look and see in brief.

 

WHAT BLOOD BANKS DO.?

Blood banks are responsible for things like the taking of blood, storage of blood, grouping and cross matching, testing of diseases, blood transfusion and distribution and other things.

LICENSE AND LEGAL POLICY NEEDED FOR BLOOD BANKS TO OPERATE.

A right legal framework has been provided in Schedule X B of drugs and cosmetics Act and rules published by the Gazette of India which stipulates for mandatory testing of blood for blood transmissible diseases. The rules vouch for adequate testing procedures, quality control, standard qualifications, and maintenance of accurate records. The blood banks under the act require a manufacturing license.

APPLICATION FOR GRANTS/LICENSE AND RENEWAL FOR BLOOD BANKS

Application for grant or renewal of licence for blood bank shall be made in to the Licensing Authority in Form 27-C with the licence fee of Rs.600/-) and inspection fee of RS. 200 in the case of renewal of licence. If there is any need for duplicate copy in place of original which has been lost or damaged, Rs 100 shall have to be paid in full.

PRE-CONDITIONS FOR GRANTS AND RENEWAL FOR BLOOD BANKS

There are some preconditions for blood banks to fulfil, if they want to operate. These Preconditions have been fixed by the government authorities. Let’s have a look at some of them

The operation of the blood bank or operation of blood products shall have to be carried out under supervision and direction of expert technical staff or at least 1 person who should be a full time employee, a graduate medical officer having experience of at least 6 months in a blood bank. He should have all the required knowledge of the blood bank and its operations.

There should be adequate medical staff in the blood bank. There should also be adequate space, plant and equipment for any of the operations of the blood bank.

There should be adequate arrangements for storage of whole human blood , components and blood products.

DURATION OF LICENSE FOR BLOOD BANKS

The original license under form 28-C unless it is suspended or cancelled shall be valid up to 31st December of the following year. The centre shall apply for renewal of the approval to the licensing authority three months prior to the date of expiry  of the approval.

CONDITIONS FOR LICENSE TO BLOOD BANK

 The blood banks shall maintain proper number of staff, equipments and plan for the operation of the blood bank. They shall also maintain necessary records and papers as specified in the law in

Schedule F, Part XII-B and XII-C.

The records and the papers will have to be maintained at least for period of 5 years from the date of starting.

The license will allow the inspector to check with or without notice any premises of the blood bank to his satisfaction where the activities are being carried out for the blood bank.

The license will also allow the inspection to check any records and papers as maintained by the blood bank and question if necessary.

There should be an authorized doctor, an authorized nurse, blood bank technician and laboratory assistants needed for blood banks.

The applicant shall be First Referral Unit, Community Health Centre, Primary Health Centre or any Hospital.

The applicant shall furnish an undertaking to the licensing authority that the consumption of Whole Human Blood or Components shall not be more than 2000 units annually.

The applicant should furnish the following:

Name of the medical officer responsible for conducting operation of blood centre.

Attested certified copies of MBBS or MD qualification

The Name and certified copies of qualification and experience of the blood bank technician.

The applicant shall furnish the source of procurement of Whole Human Blood / Blood Components namely the name and address of the Blood Banks.

*     The source of procurement of blood / components shall be from licensed Blood Banks run by Govt. Hospitals / Indian Red Cross Society / Regional Blood Transfusion Centres only.  

*     A letter of consent from the above Blood Banks who intend to supply Whole Human Blood / Blood Components to the Blood Storage Centres shall be furnished along with the application.

The Blood Banks who intend to supply the blood units / components shall test the following mandatory tests before supplying to Blood Storage Centres.

1.  Blood Grouping
2.  Anti Body Testing
3.  Hemoglobin
4.  HIV I & II Anti Bodies
5.  Hepatitis B Surface antigen
6.  Hepatitis C AntiBody

We know that we all have our individual blood groups. A family does not have same blood group but some members of family may have the same type of blood group. Blood group helps in establishing what kind of blood we have and if needed, which blood group type person can donate blood.

WHAT IS A BLOOD GROUP?

Let us see what a blood group is in medical terms. As per Wikipedia, “Blood group is classification of based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system.”

There are about 30 known human blood group systems recognised my medical fraternity.

Blood group of a person will not change in his entire lifetime exception to the fact that he may receive blood from another blood group type and his blood group may change on the account of that.

The AB and RH systems are important for blood transfusions.

Blood type is also made up in your body by combination of 2 genes from your parents-One gene from each.

TYPE OF BLOOD GROUP

A blood group has 4 types. They are Group A, Group B, Group AB and Group O. They are further categorised by positive (+) and Negative (-) as per their characteristics like:

  1. A+ (A Positive)
  2. A-(A Negative)
  3. B+ (B Positive)
  4. B- (B Negative)
  5. AB+ (AB Positive)
  6. AB- (AB Negative)
  7. O- (O negative)
  8. O+ (O Positive)
Blood Group A

If a person belongs to the blood group A, he has A antigens on the surface of your red blood cells and B antibodies in his blood plasma.  A group A individual can receive blood only from individuals of groups A or O (with A being preferable), and can donate blood to individuals with type A or AB.

Blood Group B

If a person belongs to the blood group B, he has B antigens on the surface of his red blood cells and A antibodies in your blood plasma.  A group B individual can receive blood only from individuals of groups B or O (with B being preferable), and can donate blood to individuals with type B or AB.

Blood Group AB

If a person belong to the blood group AB, he has both A and B antigens on the surface of his red blood cells and no A or B antibodies at all in his blood plasma

An individual with type AB blood can receive blood from any group (with AB being preferable), but cannot donate blood to either A or B group. They are known as universal recipients.

Blood group 0

If a person belong to the blood group 0, he has neither A or B antigens on the surface of his red blood cells but he has both A and B antibodies in his blood plasma.

A group O individual can receive blood only from a group O individual, but can donate blood to individuals of any ABO blood group (i.e., A, B, O or AB). That is why they are called UNIVERSAL DONORS

HOW TO FIND OUT THE BLOOD GROUP OF THE PERSON.

 There is a scientific process of knowing the blood group of the person. If the blood group of a person is mistakenly diagnosed, and he is given the wrong blood donation, his life may be at stake or in danger.

^ If you mix the blood with three different reagents including any of the three different antibodies, A, B or Rh antibodies you will get to know the blood group of the person.

^ Then you take a look at what has happened. In which mixtures has agglutination occurred? The agglutination indicates that the blood has reacted with a certain antibody and therefore is not compatible with blood containing that kind of antibody. If the blood does not agglutinate, it indicates that the blood does not have the antigens binding the special antibody in the reagent.

^ If you know which antigens are in the person’s blood then it is comfortable to figure out which blood group he or she is of.

BLOOD GROUP IMPORTANCE

We now know why It is important to know our blood group so that we can know whose blood to take for donation in times of emergencies or other medical tests.

The Body immune system produces proteins called as antibodies that act as protectors if other cells enter the body. Depending on which blood type the person has, your immune system will produce antibodies to react against other blood types.

We all know what blood donation means and what blood is. We also know why is blood donated and who is in need of blood, but we don’t know some simple facts of blood and blood donation. Knowing some facts of blood donation might help us in saving someone’s life someday or even one of our relative one day. Let us see some facts of blood in our body and also some of facts related to blood donation.

 BLOOD FACTS IN OUR BODY

  • Two million red blood cells die every second in our body
  • 7% of human body weight is made up of blood. Wow!
  • Kidneys in our body help to recycle around 400 gallons of blood in our body
  • A normal healthy man has approx. 5.5 litres of blood in his body.
  • RBC (Red blood cells) in our body live up to 120 days.
  • Blood contains nutrients, hormones, red and white cellswaste products among other things.
  • There are mainly 4 types of human blood. They are AB, A, B and O.
  • There are some fun facts related to the blood type and the personality of a man as per his blood type.
  • The Red colour of blood is because it contains iron.
  • About 1 billion red blood cells are found in just 2 to 3 drops of whole blood
  • Cows have 800 and more blood types while dogs have 4 blood types.
  • It takes about 20 seconds to one minute for a drop of blood to travel from your heart to all of body and back to heart.
  • There is no substitute for human blood anywhere else on earth.
  • A newborn baby has blood of around 1 cup in his body.
  • The roar we hear when we place a seashell  to our ear is not the ocean, but the sound of blood through the veins in the ear.
  • The cornea of our eye does not have any blood supply from our body.
  • The amount of blood in your body depends on your weight.

BLOOD DONATION FACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

  • Blood donation is needed for cancer, accidents, and surgery patients or for people who are suffering from disease or undergoing an operation.
  • A patient undergoing heart surgery needs up to 6 units of Red blood cells, A cancer patient needs up to 8 platelets of blood transfusions per week regularly
  • One blood donation can save up to 3 or 5 lives.
  • People in need of blood can receive blood from Blood type O people. The people who have Blood Type O are called universal donors. They can give blood to any blood group people.
  • 1 in 7 people in world need blood transfusion once in their lifetimes.
  • Before donation, blood collected is collected, tested for its use.
  • Average man has about 8 to 12 pints of blood in his body
  • You can give blood donation every 3 months. It takes 3 months to donate your blood medically, because the RBC’s get replaced in 3 months.
  • In India, the blood is preserved in blood bank for 35 days
  • India needs about 8 million units of blood per year.
  • Blood banks normally take about 350 ml of blood from a person’s body.
  • It takes about only 20 minutes to give blood donation.
  • Blood type is inherited like the eye colour in humans
  • It is said that more than 38,000 of blood donations are needed every day in world.
  • Less than 9% of world donates blood every year in the world.
  • Most donated red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection
  • In the world of Blood donation, someone almost needs blood every 3 to 5 seconds.
  • If you begin donating blood at the age of 18 and you donate after every three months, you can save 500 lives.
  •  Every eight minutes, someone gives blood.
  • Less than half the population is eligible to give blood.
  • There are many types of blood donation namely: Whole blood donation, Plasma donation, platelet donation, automated donation and directed donation.
  • Around 10 million volunteers donate blood each year, out of which  30 percent  are first time donors
  • In India, blood donation programmes are held regularly by various NGO’s and government institutions. Now the social custom of having a blood donation campaign is prevalent at the time of passing away of a relative or an anniversary or a birthday
  • Hospitals mostly request blood type O from blood banks. Only 7% people in India have blood group O negative.
  • Need for blood will increase 5% each year
  • Only 4% of the eligible population in India donates blood.
  • There is shortage of blood in India of more than 40%
  • Statistics prepared by the Association of Voluntary Blood Donors’ Forum (AVBDF) on the percentage of voluntary blood donation to the total blood collection in individual state show that Tripura has ranked first in the list with 95.3%. Blood donation.
    West Bengal, with 85.1% of blood donation. Punjab with 84.9%, while Maharashtra was with 84.8%. Tamil Nadu, 91.9% of blood donation respectively.
  • In India, 94% of blood donors are males.
  • As per recent statistics, In India, people in the age group of 18-24 years donated the most amount of blood of around 53% .Those in the age group of 25-44 years made 29% of the donations. Around 19% of the donations were made by those aged 45-65 only.
  • India has 2 433 blood banks.
  • Most people who are reluctant to donate blood have their own reasons like, they want to give blood to only their relatives, they are afraid that they may catch some infection from needles or fear pain of needles or they are never asked about donating blood or never thought of it. Some people also don’t donate blood because their family and peers have told them not to do so.

In Gujarat, there are many blood banks and many generous blood donors. As we all know that blood banks thrive or operate when somebody is kind enough to donate blood voluntarily or by a campaign basis.

Ahmadabad is considered to be the financial capital of Gujarat and is also one of biggest cities of Gujarat. So, you can consider that it is also one of the populated cities. Now when a city is populated, there is bound to be demand of blood because of many health reasons. Let us see what and where of blood banks available in Ahmadabad.

 

 WHAT IS A BLOOD BANK?

In a layman’s term, a blood Bank is a place where blood is given to patients who are in need of blood in their body because of accident, trauma, burn, operation etc.

As per Wikipedia, “A blood bank is a bank of blood or blood components, gathered as a result of blood donation, stored and preserved for later use in blood transfusion. The term “blood bank” typically refers to a division of a hospital laboratory where the storage of blood product occurs and where proper testing is performed to reduce the risk of transfusion related events.

 

Blood banks were earlier found only in hospitals. Now, they have come outside of hospitals in form of NGO’s or independent units offering service to people.

Blood banks in Gujarat have spread in villages as well apart from cities in last 10 years. This has helped rural villages to gain medical facilities in less cost and effective medical treatment.

 

LIST OF BLOOD BANKS IN AHMADABAD WITH THEIR ADDRESS AND CONTACT NUMBERS.

 

Here are some major and good blood banks in Ahmadabad with their address as well as contact numbers. It is good and important to keep a small list of them for emergency need in future for you or for your relatives.

Adarsh Path Lab & Voluntary Blood Bank

Ist Floor, Samjuba Hospital, Bapunagar,
Ahmedabad – 380 024

Tel:+(91)-(79) – 22746672

Ami Pathology Lab And Blood Bank

Grd Flr, Laxmi Chambers, Ramnagar, Sabarmati
Ahmedabad – 380 005

Tel:+(91)-(79) – 27501202

Help Voluntary Blood Bank

4-7, Kotyark Complex,

Opp. L.G Hospital
Maninagar
Ahmedabad – 380 008

Tel:+(91)-(79) – 25463028

 

Mahagujarat Blood Bank

21, Parth Empire, Rambaug,

Near Maninagar fire station

Maninagar
Ahmedabad – 380 008

Tel:+(91)-(79) – 25451331

 

And

 
 C-13, First Floor,Soham Complex, Soni Chawl Char Rasta,National Highway No 8, Odhav,Ahmedabad – 382415  
   
 
Ashish Voluntary Blood Bank

A-103/104, Aasthan Complex, Panjarapole,
Ahmedabad – 380 015

Tel:+(91)-(79) – 26303090

 
Guj Blood Bank

101, Span Trade Centre,
Elllisbridge,
Ahmedabad – 380 006

Tel:+(91)-(79) – 26584893

 
Green Cross Voluntary Blood Bank

201, Anilkunj, Nr Shefail Shopping Centre, Paldi,
Ahmedabad – 380 007

Tel:+(91)-(79) – 26577588, 26588824

 
Karnavati Blood Bank , Naranpura

36, Shubhlaxmi Complex, Naranpura ,

 
Sheth V.S. General Hospital &

Blood Bank

Ellisbridge

Tel: 079-26577621

Ahmedabad

 
Sheth L.G. General Hospital &  Blood Bank

Maninagar

Tel: 079-25461380 to 84

 
Indian Red Cross Society Blood Bank

18, Gujarat Brahmkshatriya society,

Behind Suvidha Shopping Complex,

Paldi. Ahmedabad

Tel: 079-26643833

 
Prathma Blood centre

Behind Jivaraj Maheta Bhavan ,

Vasna .Ahmadabad

Tel: 079-26600101

 
Crossworld Bank (Voluntary) & Sankalp Diagnostic

3-U/G Chandraprabhu Complex,

Sardar Patel Cross Road.

Ahmedabad

Tel: 079-26568004, 26401959

 
White Cross Blood Bank (Voluntary)

2nd Floor, Kandhari Building,

Opp.S.T. Workshop, Naroda Patiya

Ahmedabad

Tel: 079-22815227

 
Shrinath Pathology Laboratory & Voluntary Blood Bank

F-3, Keshav Complex, India Colony,

Bapunagar.

Ahmedabad

Tel: 079-22760861

 
Supertek Voluntary Blood Bank

‘Malkosh’, Opp.Krupa Petrol Pump,

Parimal Cross Road.

Ahmedabad

Tel: 079-26408181 to 83

 
Ashirvad Blood Bank and Sperm Bank

291 Sky View Complex

Gandhi Nagar,

Ahmedabad

Tel: 079-23221584

 
Shalby Hospital

Bokadev road,

Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway

Ahmedabad

Tel: 079-40203000, 40203154

 

Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI ) New Civil Hospital Campus,Asarwa, Ahmadabad, – 380016Tel: 079 – 22688000, 22681433, 22688017

Samarpan Vidhyapith, Jodhpur Tekra,Near Ramdevnagar Bus Stand,Satellite, Ahmedabad-380015

Tel: 079 – 26860197, 26861055, 26862079, 55125402

What are blood components? How are they used? Is there any therapy based on the components of blood? What are the other things worth knowing about components of blood? All these medical terminology sometimes confuse us and we become loaded with questions. Let us understand something about components of blood.

What is blood?

We all know what blood is. But for those unknown to its medical definition, we can say that blood is an internal body fluid necessary for the body so that it can reach the organs of the body and help them to perform smoothly for the body to live.  Blood is always red in colour in Humans and all living beings.

In other words, “Blood is combination of plasma and cells also body fluid, that supplies sugar, oxygen and hormones to our cells in the body and they carry away wastes from our body by urine and other means.” It circulates through heart, arteries, veins and other organs of the body. Excessive loss of blood amounts to death.

Plasma contains about 55% of blood fluid in humans

According to Medilexicon’s medical dictionary: Blood is The “circulating tissue” of the body; the fluid and its suspended formed elements that are circulated through the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins; blood is the means by which 1) oxygen and nutritive materials are transported to the tissues, and 2) carbon dioxide and various metabolic products are removed for excretion. Blood consists of pale yellow or gray-yellow fluid, plasma, in which are suspended red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets.

 

The study of blood and its components is called hematology.

 

Blood helps in maintaining body temperature, fighting infection with help of cells, help in bringing waste products to kidney and clean them and also in forming blood clots to prevent blood loss.

 

Now that we know what blood is in layman’s term and also medically, let us get ahead to knowing some more about blood in terms of Components of blood and what they do.

There are many components of blood. The main components of blood among many are

RBC. (Red blood Cells), WBC. (White Blood Cells) and Platelets.

As we have seen above that plasma contains about 55% of blood fluid in humans that is almost half of the blood. So in an average adult, blood requirement is of 5 litres in the body, so the plasma contains about 2.75 litres of blood out of 5 litres.

MAIN COMPONENTS OF BLOOD.

There are many blood components. Some of them are Water, Amino Acids,Acetone, Aluminium,calcium, carbon dioxide, citric acid, ethanol, red blood cells, white blood cells etc. Let us look at some of the main components.

1. Red Blood Cells.

What are Red blood cells? How do they work? Red blood cells are tiny disc-shaped biconcave cells. they are also called erythrocytes. They don’t have any nutrients. They are rich in haemoglobin. That is why while donating blood, doctors’ check for haemoglobin in blood which makes it eligible for the donor to donate. RBC’s are made in bone marrow and they live up to 4 months. They are recycled by the liver.

When the Red blood cells die, the haemoglobin is stored in liver so new blood cells can be made. Medically there are about 5 million red blood cells in 1 cc. of blood.

RBC is responsible for transportation of oxygen. As said above, it is responsible for haemoglobin also. Lack of Haemoglobin produces anaemia with symptoms of pale skin and lack of energy in body. They have minimal metabolic activity.

Red blood cells during donation of blood are also used for heavy blood loss during accident, trauma or surgery.  They are known for their bright red colour as seen below. They can easily change shape and fit anywhere where needed in body.

Each red cell has about 270,000,000 iron-rich hemoglobin molecules.

In normal man body, the average number of RBC per cubic ml is around 5,200,000 and in normal woman, the RBC average number is 4,700,000. RBC’s may decrease when you move out to higher altitude level which results in less oxygen and breathing problems.

Red Blood Corpuscles

2.Plasma

The liquid component of blood is called plasma. Plasma is a mixture of water, fat, sugar and proteins including salt. The job of Plasma is to transport all these to various parts of the body for better functioning of the body. It is also responsible for removing waste products related to metabolism. 55% of the blood’s volume is made up of plasma. They consist of 91.5% of water and rest with solutes. They consist of nutrients like fats, glucose and amino acids.

Blood Plasma

3.White Blood Cells.

White blood cells or WBC’s have no colour or they are colourless. They also have a nucleus. Their main job is to protect the body against pathogens. WBC’s are also called leucocytes medically. They are made up of bone marrow and lymphatic tissue. They make up antibodies in the system.

The white blood cells fight infections in the body and form a part of body’s defence system. WBC’s are given to people medically who are suffering from major infections and when normal medicines are not working.

They are helpful to fight bacteria, fungi, infections when they attack the body by destroying them or swallowing them. Doctors may know that a dangerous infection has entered the body when WBC’s increase in number.

Medically speaking as per Hematology.” The most common type of white blood cell is the neutrophil, which is the “immediate response” cell and accounts for 55 to 70 percent of the total white blood cell count. Each neutrophil lives less than a day, so your bone marrow must constantly make new neutrophils to maintain protection against infection. Transfusion of neutrophils is generally not effective since they do not remain in the body for very long.

The other major type of white blood cell is a lymphocyte. There are two main populations of these cells. T lymphocytes help regulate the function of other immune cells and directly attack various infected cells and tumours. B lymphocytes make antibodies, which are proteins that specifically target bacteria, viruses, and other foreign materials”.

Leukocytosis occurs when there is increase in number of white cells and leukopenia occurs when there is decrease in number of white cells.

White Blood Corpuscles

4.Platelets.

Platelets are small fragments or parts of cells but not cells. They are called as thrombocytes medically. Platelets are produced in bone marrow from stem cells. They help in blood clotting procedure. In case of injury, they gather at the site of injury near the injured blood vessel and help in platform formation so that blood coagulation can occur resulting in formation of a clot which covers the wound and blood leak is prevented. Excessive platelets are not good for body. If they are found to be excessive in the body, it may result in chance of heart attack or strokes. Lower than normal platelets also lead to excessive bleeding.

Platelets are donated by donors to people in need. Here blood is taken out in normal way from the donor and collected where required platelets are transferred to the patient’s body and Non-required blood is transferred back to the donor’s body.

The nucleus is not present in platelets.

The size of platelets is 1/3 the size of red cells. They have life of 9-10 days.

Blood Platelets

Can we donate blood just casually? Can any person of any age group donate blood? Can any person suffering from some ailment donate blood? We all have these type of questions mostly teenagers or young adults who are going to donate blood for the first time. They don’t have the basMINIMUM AGE AND WEIGHT TO DONATE BLOODic awareness of blood donating. There should be awareness of why to donate blood and most importantly when to donate blood. It forms an important part of doing service to humanity even if you are not eligible.

MINIMUM AGE AND WEIGHT TO DONATE BLOOD

This is the first question a layman or a young adult has in mind about blood donation. What should be the minimum age to donate blood? Why is the minimum age required? What is the minimum weight one should have while donating blood?

Well, for starters, the minimum age for anyone who wants to donate blood has been fixed as 18 years by the government. Why? Because, before 18 years of age, a person is regarded as a child or young persons. Their bodies are developing into healthy bodies and they are under the guidance of their parents or elders. Their minds are not yet developed fully to take independent decisions. The moment a person turns 18 years of age, he is considered to be an Adult, fit enough to take his own decisions and has a fully developed body. Even if a country like India needs blood around 8 million units per year. His body should have a weight of around more then 45 to 50 Kilograms. That helps in fast rebuilding of Blood in the donor’s body after giving blood.

MAXIMUM AGE TO DONATE BLOOD.

Now that we know about the minimum age, let us go to know the maximum age for adults who want to donate blood. In some countries, the age limit for donating blood goes to 70 or 75, while in countries like India; the age limit is 60 to 62 years. Why is there an age limit? Well, we all know the answers to this question somehow. At this age, a person may have some or the other disease in his body known or unknown to him, his body may not be ready to process new blood that fast resulting in failing health after donating blood. He may face some health problems like nausea, faint or develop other complications. He may also have diabetes or high blood pressure which may make him unhealthy after donating blood. The new blood formation process becomes slow. They face physiological problems.

OTHER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA TO DONATE BLOOD.

Other then young children and old persons above age of 60 years, there are some other eligibility criteria for persons who cannot give blood or donate blood. Here are some criteria for those who want to donate blood.

Old Clothes Donation Event LetsNurture in Ahmedabad

Last Sunday on 23rd December we distributed  old clothes to slum area near Chanrdabhaga bridge , Ahmedabad.  We had started Old Cloth collection campaign and we got huge response. We distributed clothes with help of our team. It was really great pleasure to see everyone gathered for a social cause without any other thing. We are really thankful to everyone who helped in this event.. Long Event Summary will come later this week but here are some cool pictures of event.