Blood Letting Activity
“Save a Life Donate Your Blood.”
In celebration for the Nurses Week 2018, Angeles Medical Center, Inc. in partnership with JBLMRH, invites you to join the...
WHAT: BLOOD LETTING ACTIVITY
WHERE: Ground Floor of Angeles Medical Center Inc. West Wing Building
WHEN: October 10, 2018
WHO: Everyone is welcome
FOLLOWING ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A BLOOD DONOR, PREPARATIONS, PROTOCOLS, AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN DONATING BLOOD, FOR YOUR REFERENCE.
QUALIFICATIONS OF A BLOOD DONOR
• Age: 18-50 years old (45 above must have a recent history of blood donation/regular blood donor)
• Weight: minimum of 115 lbs or 53 kgs (may also depend on BMI/height and weight ratio)
• Blood pressure: 90-140 systolic 60- 90 diastolic
• Pulse rate: Regular Rhythm: between 50-100 beats per minute
PREPARATION BEFORE DONATING BLOOD
• Have enough rest and sleep.
• No alcohol intake 24 hours prior to blood donation.
• No medications 24 hours prior to blood donation. (May depend on type of medication and when dosage taken last. Please see list of temporarily deferred donors)
• Have something to eat prior to blood donation (avoid fatty foods). DONATING BLOOD DOES NOT REQUIRE FASTING. A BLOOD DONOR MUST NOT DONATE IF HE/SHE IS HUNGRY.
• Drink plenty of fluids before blood collection.
CONDITIONS THAT MAY DEFER A DONOR FROM DONATING TEMPORARILY
• Recent Surgery
• Childbirth less than 1 year
• Breast Feeding
• Cough and colds (discretion of the physician)
• Low hemoglobin
• High or low blood pressure
• With tattoo, pierced ears (tattoo: may donate if after 1 year and depending upon size of tattoo and if done by a professional/licensed tattoo artist. Pierced ears not more than one piercing per ear.)
• Travel abroad (subject to assessment depending on length of stay and what country)
• Travel from malaria endemic area (e.g. Palawan, Mindoro)
• Taking medications like antibiotics (depending on reason for intake and upon discretion of physician), maintenance for blood pressure
• Those who have to operate machines, lift heavy objects, will work on night shift, drive heavy vehicles, air plane on the day of blood donation
CONDITIONS THAT MAY DEFER OR DECLINE A DONOR FROM DONATING PERMANENTLY
• Heart Disease
• Blood disease (e.g. Leukemia)
• Liver Disease
• Severe Lung Disease
• Bouts of severe asthma attacks
• History of sexually transmitted disease
• Hepatitis B and C
• Taking insulin
• Drug addiction
• Chronic alcoholism
• High risk occupation e.g. prostitution
WHAT TO DO AFTER BLOOD DONATION
1. Drink plenty of fluids like water or juice to replace fluid loss.
2. Refrain from stooping down after blood donation.
3. Refrain from strenuous activities like: lifting heavy objects, driving big vehicles, operating big machines
4. Avoid using punctured arm in lifting heavy objects. Do not remove covering on punctured site.
5. Apply pressure on the punctured site and lift the arm in case site is still bleeding.
6. If there is discoloration and swelling on the punctured site, you may apply cold compress within the first 24 hours then hot compress for the next 24 hours.
7. If there is dizziness, lie down with feet elevated until such time the uncomfortable feeling subsides.
See you there!
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