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DISCOVERODISHA'sBlood Donation Project...

About DISCOVERODISHA Blood donation Project


This is an initiative by team Discover Odisha to enable people of Odisha with normal availability of blood.
This project shall help blood banks make available of all types of blood including rare groups.
We have created this database for those willing to donate blood & for those people who need blood at critical times. It will help all the Red Cross blood banks to find the volunteer blood donors nearby.
This will help store all the required blood groups at blood banks. Human life is precious & blood is an essential body fluid which keeps humans alive. Shortage of blood at critical times shall lead to fatal conditions & even death.
Our initiative & request to all, to willingly donate blood or register here so that you can donate blood when required.
The system does not expose personal details of blood donors on the web openly thereby protects information abuse or misuse
The System is capable to maintain up to date blood donor data & also it doesnot allow invalid numbers or false entries in case of emergency
Customer interface number shall allow needed persons find the nearest willing .

Blood & Its Groups


Blood is composed of 60% liquid part and 40% solid part. The liquid part called Plasma, made up of 90% water and 10% nutrients, hormones, etc. is easily replenished by food, medicines, etc. But the solid part that contains RBC (red blood cells), WBC (white blood cells) and Platelets take valuable time to be replaced if lost. The most important blood groups in transfusion are the ABO blood group system and the RhD blood group system. Blood groups are determined by a protein (antigen) on the surface of the red cell. So, the ABO system has A and B antigens and the RhD system has the D antigen.
The ABO blood group system
If you have blood group A then you have got the A antigen on your red cells. Blood group B means you have the B antigen, while group O has neither, and group AB has both A and B antigens. The ABO system has associated anti-A and anti-B antibodies, antibodies being the body's natural defence against foreign antigens. These antibodies are found in the plasma.
Blood group A has the A antigen. This group recognises the B antigen as foreign and can make anti-B antibodies. Similarly, blood group B has the B antigen and therefore recognises the A antigen as foreign and can make anti-A antibodies. Group AB has both the A antigen and the B antigen so this group makes no antibodies. Group O has neither A nor B antigen so this group can be given safely to any other group. This is why Group O donors are known as ‘universal donors’. Group O can make both anti-A and anti-B antibodies if exposed to these antigens. Giving someone blood from the wrong ABO group could be life-threatening. For instance, the anti-A antibodies in group B attack group A cells and vice versa. This is why group A blood must never be given to a group B person.
The RhD system
Another important blood group system in transfusion is the RhD system. 85% of people have the D antigen on their red blood cells and are RhD positive. The remaining 15% lack the D antigen and are RhD negative. Your blood group is defined by your ABO group together with your RhD group. For instance, someone who is group A and RhD negative is known as A negative.

Who Can Donate Blood


To donate blood you need to fulfil these below conditions:
1. Minimum haemoglobin count should be 12.5g/dL (Normal range for Healthy Men: 13.8 – 17.2 g/dL, Women: 12.1 – 15.1 g/dL).
2. Age should be between 18 and 60 years.
3. Must be healthy (Which means that you feel well and can perform normal activities). If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control
4. The weight of the person should be 45kg or above
5. Blood pressure should be normal ( As per the physician)
6. Pulse rate should be normal, without any irregularities.
7. Body temperature should be normal

Who Can’t Donate Blood


These are the following reasons for non donation:
• You have a chesty cough, sore throat or active cold sore.
• You've had hepatitis or jaundice in the last 12 months.
• You're a male donor with less than 12 weeks' interval between donations
• You're a female donor who had given blood in the last 12 weeks (normally, you must wait 16 weeks).
• You're currently taking antibiotics or you have just finished a course within the last seven days or have had any infection in that last two weeks.
• You should not give blood if you are pregnant or you are a woman who has had a baby in the last 6 months.
• If you are tested HIV+
• If you are tested Cancer+
• Please wait 6 months after returning from a malarial area before giving blood.
• You've been in contact with an infectious disease or have been given certain immunisations in the last four weeks.

If you are not able to donate blood don’t be disheartened, but you can:
• Tell persons around how important is blood donation
• Tell people to register for blood donations
• Share the Do’s & Don’ts of blood donation

Do’s & Don’ts for Blood Donation


• Have a good meal at least 3 hours before donating blood
• Accept the snacks offered to you after the donation, it is vital that you have them. You are recommended to have a good meal later.
• Avoid consuming alcohol before 48 hours of donation.
• Avoid smoking on the day before donating.

Tips for a Successful Donation


• Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet
• Hydrate – drink an extra liquid before and after your donation
• Have a healthy meal before your donation – avoid foods high in fat just prior to donation
• Remember to bring your ID!

Terms & Conditions


• Volunteer donors registering on DiscoverOdisha must understand that this information provided by them on the registration page shall be given to those who call us or register with us, seeking for a particular blood group.
• DiscoverOdisha does not claim that potential donors are free from any disease, ailment, or bodily conditions preventing them from donating blood at the time when they are contacted for blood donation. The recipients are requested to verify these details from the donor & refer to local blood banks norms.
• DiscoverOdisha does not provide the contact details of donors to anyone for any commercial gain
• DiscoverOdisha does not have a blood bank and is not affiliated to any blood bank as of now
• DiscoverOdisha does not arrange for blood. We only provide relevant information about potential donors to those in need of blood.
• The contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of the voluntary blood donor are kept confidential in order to prevent information abuse. Only those registered recipients are allowed to get the details of potential donors
• DiscoverOdisha does not guarantee that a potential donor will agree to donate blood whenever called upon to do so. It is entirely at the discretion of the individual whether or not to donate blood. We only just manage the volunteer donor database
• DiscoverOdisha shall provide Odisha Government or Red Cross run blood banks about the potential donor list on proper authorised communications
• We request the volunteer donors to register on this website only if they are really willing to donate. Do not register under any pressure what so ever it may be. Do not provide incorrect details while registering on the website. When you register you create a hope for the recipient. It’s all about to save an valuable Human life.

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Discoverodisha's Project

This is an initiative by team Discover Odisha to enable people of Odisha with normal availability of blood. This project shall help blood banks make available of all types of blood including rare groups. We have created this database for those willing to donate blood & for those people who need blood at critical times. It will help all the Red Cross blood banks to find the volunteer blood donors nearby.

Why Donate Blood

Donation of blood has a specify reason, to save human life. You just need your own reason. As,some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend or relative. Some because they feel they might need some day. Some because they believe it is the right thing we do. The need for blood is constantly required, so what ever the reasons may be You'll feel good that you have helped save a life.

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This is an initiative by team Discover Odisha to enable people of Odisha with normal availability of blood.This project shall help blood banks make available of all types of blood including rare groups. We have created this database for those willing to donate blood & for those people who need blood at critical times. It will help all the Red Cross blood banks to find the volunteer blood donors nearby. This will help store all the required blood groups at blood banks. Human life is precious & blood is an essential body fluid which keeps humans alive. Shortage of blood at critical times shall lead to fatal conditions & even death.

Our initiative & request to all, to willingly donate blood or register here so that you can donate blood when required. The system does not expose personal details of blood donors on the web openly thereby protects information abuse or misuse The System is capable to maintain up to date blood donor data & also it doesnot allow invalid numbers or false entries in case of emergency Customer interface number shall allow needed persons find the nearest willing .

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