Blood donation drive in Indiranagar on 23rd April 2019 – Gift a Pint

Impact doesn’t come from what you are going to do. Impact only comes through what you have done”
 

There’s a running argument about donating blood these days. That awareness isn’t enough, that it’s cost is too high and people are apathetic towards blood donation, that for a movement of mostly poor college students  not much change or response will come. 

Well, if you have been part of any of our blood drives over the years, this notion would be dissipated immediately. 

Throughout this movement, we have witnessed so many people around this city coming forward in the selfless act of donating blood,  an assuring reminder  for us that we are a powerful generation that have the power to create a change on every front. 

One can’t stress enough the need of the hour in donating blood. There are only 40 lakh units of blood available, while the national demand stands at about 4 crore units. Every piece is integral to saving lives and if you’re are willing to donate there are things you too can do (and should do), because what is a movement if it’s not backed by action. 

Awareness and action is enough, because true awareness leads to greater understanding, and greater understanding allows us to take steps towards change.  And this what we want to bring to life at Gift a Pint 2019.  Donating blood is a simple yet supremely  powerful action towards transforming  and saving lives. 

 Saving as many lives as we can in this lifetime is an honor, it unifies us and it’s something to be proud of.  But it can’t be possible without you all.  Each of us coming one step forward to make a difference. With every unit of blood donated , you’re part of our mission to be a catalyst for change.

If you’re in Bangalore, we encourage each of you to set aside time to come to Sampurna Montford College on  Tuesday 23rdApril 2019.

We would love for you  to link arms with us and donate blood  to fuel our vision.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us on +91 9886675654

Give more than just blood. Give life.

Gift a Pint 2019 - Blood Donation Drive

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, Sampurna Montfort College, Indiranagar

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faq about blood donation

who can donate blood?

Blood donation is noblest of all donations. There is no substitute for blood.

  1. Healthy individuals male or female between the age of 18-65 yrs.
  2. Body weight of 50 kgs and above.
  3. Having Heamoglobin of > 12.5gm/dl.

Instructions to follow before and after blood donation

  1. Kindly make sure to eat and drink something before donating blood.

  2. Do not do any streneuous activity immediately after donating blood.

  3. Do not smoke 2hrs before and after blood donation.

  4. Time gap between you had your food and donating blood should not
    exceed 4 hrs.

  5. Avoid heavy weight lifting for the next twelve hours.

  6. If you feel dizziness or light headedness, sit down with your head between with your knees or lie down with your legs elevated to avoid potential fall and injury. Remain in this position until the sensation subsides. If symptoms persists, either telephone, return to the donation site or see your physician.

When an individual is in need of blood, it is only another fellow being who can help by donating blood. Kindly support this noble cause and be a part in saving many human lives.

Gift a Pint 2019 - Blood Donation Drive

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, Sampurna Montfort College, Indiranagar

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benefits of donating blood

1. the joy of saving human lives

It is such a wonderful feeling being able to help doctors save human lives. There are no perfect substitutes for human blood. The blood you donate is divided into various components according to the needs of patients. Each component can be used by different recipients for various purposes.
Many newborn babies may benefit from a single blood donor as their blood requirements are smaller. Every time you donate blood, you can help up to 3 or 4 individual recipients. Be a hero by donating blood.

2. free health check-up

You can donate blood only if you are fit enough to do so. Before every blood donation process, a series of health check-ups are performed on the donor totally free of cost. This will be of great benefit to you. For example, you will come to know of any blood pressure abnormalities. That will help diagnose some of the indolent diseases at the early stage before they get flared up and present with multiple medical problems. Further, after the blood is donated, the blood and blood products that are derived from them are screened for certain infections. You can choose to be informed if they
find any abnormality in those screening tests. Frequent blood donations are good free health check- ups that will help you stay healthy.

Click here to read an interesting story of how blood donation saved a grandmother’s life. 

3. Reduces Risk of Heart Diseases

Regular blood donations help to keep the levels of iron in the body in check, especially in males. This has shown to reduce heart disease. Though iron is an essential element for the proper functioning of the body, excessive iron build up can result in excessive oxidative damage. Oxidative damage is the major culprit implicated in accelerated ageing, heart attacks, strokes etc.

You can read more of the scientific information on the American Journal of Epidemiology.

4. Burns Calories

One time blood donation helps you shed 650 Kcal. This can aid you in your body weight control measures. However, blood can be donated safely once in two or three months and not more frequently. This will depend on your health status and your blood hemoglobin and iron levels.

5. Reduces the Risk of Cancer

High levels of iron have been implicated in cancer. Theoretically, donating blood frequently will reduce the risk of cancers. More research is going on to find strong evidence on this one. However, the old myth that blood donations may lead to cancer has been put to the grave.

Gift a Pint 2019 - Blood Donation Drive

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, Sampurna Montfort College, Indiranagar

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