Himachal Pradesh Government
District Red Cross Society - Blood Donors Directory
Your Community Needs You to Give Blood
To the patient fighting cancer, blood means hope. To the patient with sickle cell anemia, blood means comfort. To the patient critically injured in a car accident, blood means life. Though you may never know whose lives you touch by donating blood, you can be certain that you have given them a precious gift -- the chance for another tomorrow.
Why Should I Give Blood?
blood donors, there would be no chances for many patients. Each year,
thousands of patients lives depend on blood. The Sacramento Medical Foundation
provides blood and blood components to hospitals in 17 Northern California
counties, serving an area of approximately 2.8 million residents. To make
sure that every patient receives the blood that he or she needs, the Blood
Center must collect an average of 425 units of blood and blood components
each day. Locally, less than 5 percent of those who are eligible give
blood. Consequently, the lives of many people depend on the generosity
of a few.
Is it Safe to Give Blood?
Absolutely! (You cannot get AIDS or any other disease through the donation process.) Nurses use a sterile, disposable needle only once for each donation and safely dispose of it after use. The only blood you are exposed to is your own.
How Much Blood Will You Take?
Each blood donation equals about one pint, which your body will not miss. By increasing your intake of fluids before and after the donation, you will be able to replenish the fluids you've given within about 24 hours.
Last Minute Reminders
Please donate blood and save precious lives !