4 Αυγούστου 2011

BLOOD DONATION INFO-HematoCrete&Municipality of Hersonissos Leaflet

Voluntary Blood Donation

The Municipality of Hersonissos in cooperation with the Pan-Cretan Association of Voluntary Blood and Organ Donors “Hematocrete“ and the support of several local agencies have begun to implement this program for the development of the institution of voluntary blood donation. This includes information lectures at schools and the general public, distribution of informative material and naturally through regular donations.



Who can become a volunteer blood donor

Any healthy person between the ages of 18-62, can become a Volunteer Blood Donor, regardless of nationality.

What are the rights of the volunteer blood donor?

Each volunteer blood donor receives an individual volunteer donor card showing the units given every time, which can be used in an emergency for his/hers own need or for relatives need.

What a volunteer blood donor need to know?

· The donation is completely safe and painless and takes 10 minutes

· The amount of blood provided by each volunteer donor is small and substituted within 10 minutes.

· The donation is refreshing for the body and protects against cardiovascular disease.

· The frequency a volunteer blood donor may give blood is 3-4 times a year.

· On the day of donation, you should feel good, be rested and have slept well the night before.

· Before the donation you should have eaten a snack (cheese pie, sandwich) but not full lunch and not have been consuming any alcohol or aspirin.

· After donating blood you should take the food offered to you.

· Best is not to drive or smoke for the next hour after donating blood.


Who cannot donate blood

(To ensure the safety of the donor and recipient)



· Those who suffer from hepatitis.
\· Those who suffer from AIDS or carry the virus or are suffering from other diseases transmitted by blood.
\· Those who suffer from chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, liver disease or anemia.
\· Users of intravenous drugs - alcohol.
\· People with severe allergic conditions.

· Pregnant women.

In every case, responsible for selecting the donors, is the doctor at the blood donating centre. Many times, the reason one cannot donate blood, is temporary, ex. fever.

Why become a volunteer blood donor?
· No medicine replaces the blood needed by fellow human patients.
· You will feel the moral satisfaction making the task of saving a human life.

· You have the right to get blood in times of personal and / or family emergency.

Because blood cannot be produced nor replaced. It is offered only from human to human. It's a matter of honor. Because we are all candidates of receiving blood. It concerns us all.


We need to educate and enlighten everyone about the importance of donating blood to our fellow human beings, and the need for dissemination of voluntary blood donation.

THE SUCCESS OF VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION DEPENDS OF THE

MOBILIZATION OF SOCIAL PARTICIPATION AND THE SOCIAL SENSITIVITY

BY EVERYONE

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