WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY - 14/06/2013

FACTS ABOUT DONATING BLOOD

what is it used for ?

Blood donations (giving blood) save lives every day. They are used in a wide variety of different situations and to treat a large number of different illnesses and conditions.

Blood donates is needed for:

- cancer patients

- children with Anaemia

- Pregnancy complications

- Heart disease and transplants

- Accidents




Who can donate blood and who cannot

CAN


People who are healthy can donate blood,

They must be over 17 years old and less than 70 years old and weigh more that 45kg.


CAN'T


If a persons is giving blood, they cannot have been ill 7 days before the donation

HIV positive,

If a person has a recent tattoo (less than 6 months old)

Hepatitis B and C

Low in iron

pregnant or just given birth


WHO: Dr Margaret Chan video message for World Blood Donor Day 2013

Interesting facts................

  • 1 in 3 people need a blood transfusion
  • every week Australia needs over 27,000 blood donations
  • you are able to donate every 57 days
  • in 60 countries around the world blood is given by 100% of voluntary donations
  • WHO'S (World Health Organization) goal is to have 100% voluntary donations all over the world by 2020