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National Voluntary Blood Donation Day

manishhooja1st October of Every Year celebrated as “National Voluntary Blood Donation Day.”

Purpose: To share the Need and importance of blood in the life of an individual
First Started: On 1st October 1975 through the Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology

 

Under the leadership of Mrs. K. Swaroop Krishen and Dr. J.G. Jolly, Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology first established on October 22, 1975.

Who can donate blood?

According to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, criteria for blood donor:

Age: 18-16 years
Weight: 45 kg or above
Pulse Rate: 60 to 100/ minute
Blood Pressure BP: Normal
Hb: 12.5 gm/100ml
Body Temperature: 37.5-degree centigrade

Importance:

Objectives:

National level voluntary blood donors States: Tripura, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Maharashtra

Highest level of voluntary blood donor: Tripura, 93% in India

Lowest level of voluntary blood donor: Manipur


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