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sam2_cmykIn spite of getting the unit of blood free, absence of systematic care and management, children develop a serious complication, which results in premature death. Taking note of the plight of these, Rashtrotthana Parishat initiated ‘SAMRAKSHA’- The Thalassemia Day Care Centre. Core objective of this centre was- No child should die because of Thalassemia. This centre is has a world-class facility for the management of this disorder. The centre is fully equipped to provide in-house blood transfusion and care. Children from all over the state are being enrolled into the centre.


sma Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. More than 90% of the children with thalassemia die in the absence of scientific management of their medical condition. Every month around 850 children seek treatment and care for thalassemia in Bangalore. A majority of these children come from poor families. Rashtrotthana Parishat has been helping more than 200 such children over the last few years with blood provided at no cost.

why donate2


  • Have a good sleep at night and sufficient food before donation
  • Wear loose clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow
  • Have a relax mind at the time of donation
  • Take plenty of fluid before and after donation


  • Donate blood in empty stomach
  • Donate if you have any chronic disease
  • Suffer from illness one week earlier to blood donation
  • Consume medicine to counter disease
  • Smoke 1hr before and after blood donation
  • Consume alcohol 24 hours before and after blood donation
  • Do strenuous physical activity for about 6 hours after donation

why donate



Blood is the essential fluid that carries out the critical functions of transporting oxygen and nutrients to cells and getting rid of carbon dioxide, ammonia, and other waste products in the body. In addition, it plays a vital role in our immune system and in maintaining a relatively constant body temperature.Normally, 7-8% of human body weight is from blood. In adults, this amounts to 4.5-6 quarts of blood. This essential fluid Blood is a highly specialized tissue composed of more than 4,000 different kinds of components. Four of the most important ones are red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma. There is no substitute to human blood.

  • One unit of blood saves approximately three lives
  • Healthy donors are the only source of blood
  • The entire process takes less than one hour
  • Only 5% of the eligible population donates blood every year
  • Donating blood is a simple and safe process
  • Every blood donor is examined for temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, blood grouping and haemoglobin level
  • Average adult ha about 5-6 liters of blood in his body. Only 350/450ml blood is drawn during donation
  • Donated volume of blood is replaced by new blood within 24-48 hours
  • Donated blood is tested for HIV, Hepatitis B& C, Syphilis and malaria
  • Information given to the blood bank during the donation process is strictly confidential
  • Regulation in india allows people to donate blood once in every 90mdays for male donor and 120 days for female donor





  • Age about 18-60 years
  • Weight >45kg for 350ml, 55kg for 450ml
  • BP: Systolic 100-160, Diastolic 60-90
  • Pulse: 60-100 beats/minute
  • Have normal body temperature (37.5 degree C) at the time of donation
  • Haemoglobin count should not be less than 12.5gm/dl
  • Be free of any mental and physical disease at the time of donation
  • People with heart, kidney, liver or blood disorders
  • Those on medication for diabetes or hypertension
  • Those who have undergone major surgery recently
  • Those who has an attack of jaundice, rubella, typhoid or malaria
  • Person suffering from AIDS, Hepatitis B &C, Syphilis and malaria
  • Pregnant or breast feeding women
  • Those who recently had an abortion
  • Those who are under the influence of alcohol
  • Those who are on steroids, hormonal supplements or other medicines
  • Drug addicts





  • Anaemia
  • Loss of blood from injury
  • During certain surgeries
  • When body cannot produce sufficient blood
  • Severe burns
  • Severe infection that stops the body from properly making blood or some blood components
  • Severe liver malfunction (transfusion of albumin)
  • Bleeding disorder like haemophilia or thrombocytopenia
  • Those undergoing step cell transplantation
  • Those suffering from chronic renal failure