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.
Blood donation is noblest of all donations. There is no substitute for blood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you really want to lend a hand, lend an arm
Enter your details below so we can send you a reminder