Good turn-out for World Blood Donor Day

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In a statement, PRO quoting Acharya said, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated worldwide on June 14 every year for raising public awareness about the need for voluntarily making safe blood donations. "With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a co-worker, loved one or neighbor". Instead, it should be a normal and routine part of our lives.

The coordinator said around two percent of the population of any country which donates blood regularly can meet the needs of their entire population, but the culture of blood donation in Pakistan is yet to take root.

The Red Cross and its partners mark this day to thank blood donors throughout the world who are saving lives every day by giving the valuable gift of blood.

In Islamabad alone, he said, 68,000 blood donations were collected and used previous year. A single blood donation can save three lives.

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According to Drugs and Cosmetics rules of 1945, the license of the blood bank is valid for five years. The campaign aims to engage authorities in the establishment of effective national blood donor programmes with the capacity to respond promptly to the increase in blood demand during emergencies.

Also at that location, from 7 12:30 p.m., a phone bank will be manned by volunteers from local police and fire departments.

Of these, VUBDs is only a third were regular donors, whereas regular voluntary blood donation is the only foundation for a sustainable supply of adequate and safe blood and blood products. "We could really boost the power of good", she said.

The need for blood transfusion may arise at any time in both urban and rural areas.

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Every two seconds someone needs blood and more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day while a single auto accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood.

In the days following the natural disaster, hundreds of volunteers came forward to donate blood in Nepal.

Despite the sale of blood being illegal and getting money for donations as well, there are agents that can arrange for everything, for a few thousand rupees. You should avoid donating blood if you have an infection and are taking antibiotics.

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