When it comes to blood donation and transfusion medicine, there are times of the year when it is more difficult to reach a donor (vacation time, winter and summer break) during periods of intense traffic on the roads. Due to the longevity of the blood (platelets five days, erythrocytes 35 days), blood supplies must be constantly restored.
Blood is a medicine that cannot be produced and the only source of it is man. Only one blood donation can save up to three lives.
Why do you need to donate your blood?
The motives for donating blood are different. The fact is that the motive is still very humane in nature.
Whatever the reason Your reason for donating blood is to know the following facts:
Blood is a liquid tissue that circulates in the circulatory system of the human body. The average adult has about 5 liters of blood in their body. It plays a key role in the defense mechanism of the human body.
Blood is required for the functioning of all cells and organs in the human body, its main function is to supply the tissue with oxygen and nutrients as well as to remove carbon dioxide.
Blood cells produce bone marrow. Each human body itself produces sufficient amounts of blood.
Blood is an irreplaceable remedy for injured, diseased with hematological and oncological diseases, those who need surgery, etc.
It is impossible to produce blood artificially, and blood donors are the only source for this medicine, and they are also the only link between the healthy and sick population. In order for blood to be available to those in need, it is necessary to animate a sufficient number of blood donors (DDKs) who are willing to help others in need with their humanity.
Unfortunately, 1 in 10 people reading this will need a blood transfusion sometime during their lifetime. When that moment comes, you will expect the blood you need to treat it to be available.
The blood group that is least represented is AB Rh D negative (only 1%) and B RhD negative (4%), so stocks are less frequent than other blood groups. The blood group is the most represented O RhD + (38%) and A RhD positive (34%), and is therefore the most sought after.
Who can be a blood donor?
A blood donor can be any healthy, adult person, between the ages of 18 and 65, who is found by medical examination and hemoglobin level to check that donating blood will not endanger it, or the person to whom it may be administered. Men can donate blood every three months (four times a year) and women every four months.
You can find the Gift Guide here as well as more information by clicking here.
Blood can be donated at the FBiH Institute for Transfusion Medicine or at one of the locations available here.
Give someone else a chance to live longer. Donate blood, donate life!