Dear All Members,
Tomorrow, 14th June, is World Blood Donor Day.
Blood is a liquid tissue, which has got no equivalent, In case of emergencies, like accidents, trauma, hemorrhage following child birth, some times blood transfusion can save life. Though, intravenous infusion of saline, dextrose saline or use of plasma volume expanders can initiate the battle for life in such cases for few hours, but blood transfusion can only stage.
Regular blood transfusion is also required some chronic condition like anemia, or genetic disease like thallassemia etc.
Blood transfusion is commonly projected as a voluntary humanitarian activity. But, its good effect on the health of the regular blood donors is less highlighted. Those who donates blood regularly, their hemopoetic system remains energized. Their body can adjust mild blood loss due to accidents, trauma quickly. Some times, donating and preserving blood for forthcoming operation to undergo is a better method as autologous blood transfusion can avert blood transfusion related risks. Regular blood donations also helps in a great way to reduce blood lipids, cholesterol etc.
South East Asia Coordinator
HIFA profile: Tusharkanti Dey is a Community Health Specialist at the Center for Total Development in India. Professional interests: Developing community health projects based on ICT. He is a member of the HIFA working group on Healthcare Information for Citizens, Parents and Children.
dr.tusharkantidey AT gmail.com