Have you ever heard that your blood can be donated? You must ever hear it. But, have you ever donated your blood? Maybe some of us have donated their blood. The blood donation is commonly called blood donor. According to The Indonesian Red Cross, Blood Donor means donating blood for blood transfusion. Then what is the difference between Blood Donor and Blood Transfusion? Blood Transfusion according to The Indonesian Red Cross is the process of transferring blood from someone who is healthy and meets the requirements of the person in need.
In Indonesia, the blood donor is shaded by The Indonesian Red Cross. All of the requirements of the blood donor must be fulfilled by someone who will donor their blood. The requirements are (1) Male or female aged 18-60; (2) Physically and mentally healthy according to the doctor’s examination; (3) Minimum body weight of 45 kg; (3) A minimum hemoglobin level of 12.5 g/dl; (4) Systolic blood pressure 100-180 mmHg and diastolic 50-100 mmHg; (5) Not suffer from high-risk diseases such as HIV / Aids, hepatitis, syphilis, heart disease, liver disease, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes, seizures, cancer or chronic skin diseases; (6) For women who are pregnant, menstruating, or breastfeeding are not allowed to donate blood. It should be noted, that the above requirements apply in Indonesia according to the Indonesian Red Cross. Don’t try to donor your blood if you don’t meet the requirements.
When you are making a blood donor there are 2 types of blood that can be donated, the first one is the complete blood and the second one is the blood components. Complete blood is the blood that contains all components of the blood. and the blood component consists of blood plasma, erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets.
Blood donors are also divided into two types, namely voluntary blood donors and replacement blood donors. Voluntary blood donors are someone who donates blood voluntarily without knowing for whom. And the replacement blood donor is someone who is asked to donate his blood to someone and he knows to whom the blood is given.In Indonesia, the procedures of blood donors have been arranged. (1) The prospective donors come to the Indonesian Red Cross blood transfusion unit; (2)The prospective donors fill out a blood donor form containing their identity and medical history; (3) The officer checks the health of prospective donors according to the specified conditions; (4) A skilled and experienced blood transfusion assistant will draw the blood of prospective donors so that blood collection can take place quickly (approximately 10 minutes) and safely; (5) The donors get a blood donor membership card. This card is proof that the owner has donated his blood. The donors can donate blood again after 2.5 – 3 months.
If you regularly donate blood, you will get various benefits. Such as (1) Get inner satisfaction because the blood donated can save the soul of someone in need ; (2) Our health becomes monitored because our health condition will be checked regularly; (3) Make the body more healthy because by donating blood the body will produce new blood; (4) Can join the Indonesian Red Cross organization to add relationships or friends and play a role in other humanitarian activities; (5) Increasing the number of voluntary blood donors will increase the value of solidarity and social care.
Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year by people around the world on June 14. It is celebrated on the birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner on June 14, 1868. World Blood Donor Day brings a precious opportunity to all donors to celebrate and commemorate the birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner (a scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the ABO blood group system).
Happy 2020 World Blood Donor Day. Give Blood And Make The World A Healthier Place