A matter of blood

A matter of blood

Where to start, if you decide to become a donor.

On Friday, April 20, Russia celebrates the Day of the donor. Until the end of April across the country will be informational and educational campaign in Moscow will open the mobile units of blood, which will work in major universities, the doctors will give lectures to those interested in the matter. The popularity of donation increases each year, but the need for donated blood is great — every year in Russia in the transfusion need of about 1.5 million people.

About who can become a donor, how to prepare for the procedure and what to do to this blood is then not lost in vain — in the material of the portal iz.ru.

Who can become a donor?

Formally, a blood donor in Russia can be any person 18 years or older and heavier than 50 kg. the Main thing — the presence of Russian citizenship (or registration, but received less than the year before).

However, there are also a whole list of medical contraindications, which a visit to the station of blood transfusion or have to postpone, or even abandon it.

Temporary contraindications, for example, include a variety of vaccinations and vaccination (so-called timing of the withdrawal can vary, but typically range from about two weeks), recent surgery, and surgery, including abortion, lengthy trips abroad, as well as viral diseases. Women who have recently given birth to a child, you will need to wait at least one year from the date of childbirth and three months since the end of the lactation.

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Also will have to wait for those who took antibiotics, got a tattoo or went on reception to the dentist to remove the tooth.

In General, the possibility to become a donor mainly for people suffering from serious chronic diseases. Including can’t donate blood-AIDS, HIV-positive patients with syphilis and tuberculosis, and people with diseases of the Central nervous system, heart disease and those who suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction.

Among other contraindications, the complete absence of hearing and speech, peptic ulcer disease, as well as quite a lot of common diseases: gastritis, asthma, skin problems (e.g. eczema or lupus), kidney and liver.