Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Save lives- With your Blood

BLOOD BANKS all over the world often face acute shortages. Here's what you should know:
You can donate Blood:
Four times a year, if you're in good health with normal body temperature, pulse rate and blood pressure.
If you are above 18 and under 60.
If your weight atleast 45 kilos.
If your haemoglobin level is 12.5 grams per decilitre and above.

You are temperorly debarred from donating:
If you are suffering from or had-- in the recent pastjaundice, typhoid, malaria, measles, mumps, chicken pox or flu.
During pregnancy and for a year after a delivery
if you have just been vaccinated.
If you underwent an operation and have yourself received blood transfusion.
If you are under prescription medication.

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