Drops of LIFE

  • The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they “want to help others.”
  • Two most common reasons cited by people who don’t give blood are: “Never thought about it” and “I don’t like needles.”
  1. Universal Donor: O- (negative) group
  2. Universal Receiver: AB+( positive) group
  3. Life of Blood Storage:
  • Whole Blood : 35 Days
  • RBC: 42 Days
  • RDP: 5 Days
  • FFP and Cryo: 1Year
  • You decide to give, making your heart bigger in process
  • Fill up a form
  • Blood sample is taken and tests is done
  • Blood is taken out after checking for BP
  • Gets over in about 20 minutes
  • Also get our health stats like haemoglobin count,BP, etc
  • Relax after drinking tea/juice and biscuits
  • Proud that you have saved over three lives



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Balaji Vellore Nandakumar

Balaji Vellore Nandakumar

Wannabe Writer, making delta attempts to perfection.All views expressed in my article are my own. Sincere attempt in weaving patterns and stories of life