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Measures to be taken before blood donation

Facts about blood donation

* Person above 18 years of age and over 50 Kgs. in weight can donate blood once in three months.


* A normal adult has five to six liters of blood in his/her body of which only 300 ml is used during blood donation.


* This blood is replaced by your body within 24 to 48 hours!


* No special diet, rest or medicine is required after blood donation.


* The donor should not have taken any medicine in the last 48 hours.


* The donor should not have contacted jaundice in the previous three years.


* Every donor is given a medical checkup prior to donation to see if he/she is medically fit and doesn't suffer from anemia, high blood pressure etc.,


* The donor cannot contract AIDS or any other disease by donating blood.



*Pulse               :   80 to 100 beats/min and regular.
Temperature     :   Should not exceed 99.5 (37.5c).
Blood Pressure :   acceptable range is 160/90 to 110/60.


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