On Sunday, 15 April, Different Weekend will organize a voluntary blood donation at the foundation’s center.
This charitable act can be performed by any person aged between 18 and 60 who enjoys full health and is not currently treated with medications.
Is recommended an easy meal not less than 30min before blood donation.
All the procedures are performed by specialists in blood transfusion, in a sterilized, and relaxing environment.
Blood, besides an important ingredient of our body, is also a curative that can not be produced by the pharmaceutical industry, so its only source is blood donation by people of goodwill.
Blood needs are very large because the blood transfusion or its components often serves to save a person’s life from an accident (of any form) or surgical intervention accompanied by hemorrhage, but also as a cure for some pathologies such as anemia such as thalassemia, hemophilia, hemolytic anemia, leukemia, transplantation, etc.
In Albania, there are about 600 talasemic children in need of red blood transfusion once every 10 days, as their life is endangered.
Lack of blood feels almost every day of the year. From 3500 to 4000 bottles of blood needed annually for all patients, disseminated only 2700-2800.
Albania, the lowest number of donors in Europe.
People with thalassemia often stay for a month without blood, or they take only a small amount of blood.
You need to know that blood has a 21-day reproduction cycle, so it’s common for him to be destroyed himself. Why let her go harm ?!
Before you do this act of soldity, doctors will ensure that you enjoy full health and that donation will not harm your health. This is accomplished through interview and medical visit.
After completing the donation, you should stay stretched for a few minutes and drink the same amount of water or liquids to replace the blood donated.
Further your blood is tested for some contagious diseases like HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis, but also common tests like complete blood and biochemical parameters. These examinations are very important both for the health of the donor and the recipient health. Increasingly, analytical laboratory techniques have been improved to provide greater blood safety in the banks where it is stored. Even if these examinations result within the norms, it is given to the patient’s transfusion.
Blood can donate all those who are healthy and are aged 17 (with parent’s permission) / 18 to 60 years and a minimum weight of 50kg. 450 ml (± 10%) is donated and this is advised to be done 4 times a year for men and 2 times a year for women of childbearing age.
This does not mean that if you donate you must always donate.
So you’ve done a heroic act, so you’ve saved someone’s life or helped someone else to live longer and better.
To give blood is an act of human solidarity that saves the lives of people in need. It is the most precious gift we can make to another person who needs it.
It is the gift of life.