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BLOOD FACTS


  • Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people.
     
  • Anyone who is in good health is at least 17 years old, and weighs at least 50 Kgs may donate Blood every 56 days.
     
  • Blood is the fluid that maintains life. It circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins and capillaries.
     
  • Blood carries to the body nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen. Needless to say, it’s quite essential to life!
     
  • Did you know? A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of Blood in her body, while men have 5.6 liters.
     
  • By donating just one pint of Blood, four lives can be saved. Imagine that!
     
  • Blood carries away from the body waste matter and carbon dioxide.
     
  • Blood fights against infection and helps heal wounds, keeping you healthy.
     
  • Fun Fact! Your Blood takes a very long trip through your body. If you could stretch out all of a human's Blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles long. That's enough to go around the world twice.
     
  • Blood makes up about 7% of your body's weight.
     
  • Each day 400 gallons of recycled Blood are pumped through the kidneys.
     
  • A newborn baby has about one cup of Blood in his or her body.
     
  • White Blood cells are the body's primary defense against infection.
     
  • Granulocytes, a type of white Blood cell, roll along Blood vessel walls to search and destroy bacteria.
     
  • Red Blood cells carry oxygen to the body's organs and tissues.
     
  • There are about one billion red Blood cells in two to three drops of Blood.
     
  • Half your body’s red Blood cells are replaced every seven days.
     
  • Red Blood cells live about 120 days in the circulatory system.
     
  • Blood platelets help clotting and give those with leukemia and other cancers a chance to live.
     
  •  Each whole Blood donation can help as many as three people. One unit is divided into three parts: red Blood cells, platelets, and plasma.
     
  • Whole Blood donation only takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
     
  • Statistics show that 25 percent or more of us will require Blood at least once in our lifetime.
     
  • Whole Blood donors may donate every 56 days.
     
  • Platelet donors may donate every 48 hours (donors are scheduled every two weeks)
     
  • Plasma donors may donate every 4 weeks
     
  • Double red cell apheresis donors may donate every 112 days
     
  • An adult of average weight has about 10 to 12 units of Blood.
     
  • Sixty percent of the population is eligible to donate Blood, however, only five percent do.
     
  • Blood fights against infection and helps heal wounds, keeping you healthy.
     
  • There are four main Blood types: A, B, AB and O.
     
  • More than 10 tests, nine of which are for infectious diseases, are performed on each unit of donated Blood.
     
  • Just one unit of donated Blood can help save the lives of several people.
     
  • One unit of Blood can be separated into several components (red Blood cells, white Blood cells, plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitate).
     
  • Red Blood cells carry oxygen to the body's organs and tissues.
     
  • Platelets help Blood to clot and give those with leukemia and other cancers a chance to live.
     
  • Red Blood cells, white Blood cells, and platelets are made in the body's bone marrow.
     
  • Donated red Blood cells must be used within 42 days.
     
  • Donated platelets must be used within 5 days.
     
  • Plasma can be frozen and used for up to one year.
     
  • Healthy bone marrow makes a constant supply of red Blood cells, plasma, and platelets.
     
  • Some anemic patients require Blood transfusions to increase their iron levels.
     
  • People who have been in car accidents and have suffered massive Blood loss may require transfusions of 50 units or more of red Blood cells.
     
  • Plasma is a pale yellow mixture of water, proteins, and salts.
     
  • Plasma, which is 90 percent water, constitutes 55 percent of Blood volume.
     
  • Plasma helps maintain Blood pressure, carries Blood cells, nutrients, enzymes, and hormones, and supplies critical proteins for Blood clotting and immunity.
     
  • Platelets are small Blood cells that help control bleeding.
     
  • Cancer, transplant, trauma, and open-heart surgery patients require platelet transfusions to survive.
     
  • There is no substitute for human Blood.
     
  • Much of today's medical care depends on a steady supply of Blood from healthy donors.
     
  • Volunteers provide nearly all of the nation's Blood supply for transfusion.
     
  • Every three seconds someone needs Blood.
     
  • Blood centers often run short of type O and B Blood.
     
  • Shortages of all types of Blood often occur during the summer and winter holidays.
     
  • If all Blood donors gave at least twice a year, it would greatly strengthen the nation's Blood supply.
     
  • Blood donation takes four steps: medical history, quick physical, donation, and snacks.
     
  • The actual Blood collection takes approximately 5-10 minutes. The entire process, from when you sign in to the time you leaves, takes about 45 minutes to one hour.
     
  • Giving Blood will not decrease your strength.
     
  • You cannot get AIDS or any other Blood disease by donating Blood.
     
  • A heart surgery uses an average of six units of red Blood cells and six units of platelets.
     
  • The average liver transplant patient needs 40 units of red Blood cells, 30 units of platelets, 20 bags of cryoprecipitate, and 25 units of fresh frozen plasma.
     
  • The average bone marrow transplant requires 120 units of platelets and about 20 units of red Blood cells.
     
  • Severe burn victims can need 20 units of platelets during their treatment.
     
  • Children being treated for cancer, premature infants, and children having heart surgery need Blood and Platelets from donors of all types.
     
  • If you began donating Blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of Blood.
     
  • One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs Blood.
     
  • The average red Blood cell transfusion is 3.4 units.
     
  • Females receive 53% of Blood transfused; males receive 47%. 
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