Why should I donate blood Blood Donation in Estepona

Why should I donate blood? Blood donation in Estepona

Blood Donation Christmas Campaign in Estepona

A mobile unit of the Centro Regional de Transfusiones Sanguíneas and Banco Sectorial de Tejidos in Málaga visits Estepona again to carry out the usual blood and plasma donation campaign. It will take place on 10, 11 and 12 December, from 10:00 to 14:00 hours and from 17:00 to 21:00 hours in the Parroquia de los Remedios. And on the 13th in the Parroquia del Carmen at the same times.

The blood type is 0 negative is usually the most requested because, in addition to being the universal donor, is the one that tends to abound less.

Why should we donate blood?

As we all know, blood cannot be manufactured and is tremendously important for health, operations and emergencies. In addition, this may not be known to everyone, the blood expires.

Blood is the most valuable gift we can give to another person: the gift of life. The decision to donate blood can save one life, or even several if the blood is separated into components – red blood cells, platelets and plasma – that can be used individually for patients with specific diseases.

Organización Mundial de la Salud OMS

How to Prepare to Donate Blood

There are a number of recommendations to follow before making a donation:

  • Don’t go on an empty stomach
  • Try to make the previous meal low in fat.
  • At least not to have smoked an hour of the donation
  • Get a good night’s rest the night before

Who can donate blood

Not everyone can donate blood, as we must meet a number of requirements.

  • Be between 18 and 65 years old
  • Minimum weight: 50kg
  • You cannot donate when you have a cold, flu, sore throat, mouth sores, gastric infection, or any other infection.
  • After tattooing or piercing you can not donate for 6 months
  • Blood should not be donated without the minimum hemoglobinemia required for donation: not less than 12.0 g/dL for women and 13.0 g/dL for men. The test will be done at the donation center at the time.
  • Can’t donate people with HIV
  • Nor can women who are breastfeeding

If you have a special case or doubts about your condition, we recommend that you ask and tell the medical professionals before the donation.

What is plasma?

Plasma is a clear, slightly yellowish liquid that accounts for 55 % of total blood volume.

Blood cells are suspended in the plasma: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Of the 5 liters of blood that an average person of 70 kilos has, about 3 liters are plasma.

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