Transfusion medicine

The researches find that the the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, initiated a blood donation campaign at Kuwait Hospital, Sharjah as part of their community support mission. The campaign, witnessing huge response from the people of Sharjah by showing up in support of saving lives, has collected units enough to support over 130 patients in need.  Sharjah community is always in need of blood donors, as any collected unit, lasts for 42 days only, furthermore, blood transfusion is a crucial aspect of most surgeries and certain medical conditions.

The blood transfusion

Donors and those who are willing to donate for the first time are always encourage to contact the relevant authorities and entities to save lives. “Blood is usually transfuse to replace red blood cells that carry oxygen. Various situations necessitate transfusion: Blood loss due to surgery or a medical procedure or medical conditions that prevent the body from producing new blood cells, among other reasons.” said Dr. Kartik Dave, Pathologist, Pure Health.

“Blood donation is a very healthy practice and has many benefits: medical and social. Firstly, it is a humanitarian act that helps to save lives. Also, regular donation helps to reduce the possibility of heart diseases and strokes. It activates the body to produce new blood cells,” he added.  “We are happy to have been able to contribute to the society and will continue to do so according to our vison of supporting the community.” said Mr. Pramodh Nandakumar, Head of Services at Pure Health.

Possibility of heart diseases

On an average, 1 donated blood unit (approximately 450 ml) is said to save up to 3 lives. The average adult has about 10 pints of blood, and a typical whole-blood donation is 1 pint. Donating whole blood takes only about 10-15 minutes. One can donate whole blood every 56 days and regular donations are highly encouraged for good health. Certain injuries and illnesses can quickly cause a person’s blood levels to drop. Without enough blood, they will not receive enough oxygen in their body, resulting in death.

Many hospitals and medical centers utilize donated blood to save the lives of their patients. While a blood donation can be vital for some people, what are the effects on those who donate the blood? In this article, we take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of giving blood. While donated blood is beneficial for people in need, some medical professionals maintain that donating blood also benefits the donor. Iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. However, too much iron can be harmful to a person’s health. It can deposit into different organs of the body, such as the liver and heart, and affect the way those organs function.