Ayush admin | Nov 24, 2020 | 455

Everything you need to know about donating blood

Donating blood is one of the most precious gift that one can give to another person. Donating Blood involves no money transaction. Willingness to save a life is all that you need.

There is no restriction on anyone that everybody should do blood donation.

But it is our responsibility to donate blood and save lives. One single donation can be split into three parts, saving the life of those in need of blood. Doctors say that just three teaspoons of blood can save the life of a premature baby.

Donating blood has many benefits:

  1. It improves your Heart Health
  2. Burns Calories
  3. Boosts your immune system
  4. Helps in the reduction of weight
  5. Reduce stress
  6. Improve your Emotional Well being
  7. Lower risk of cancer

However, a prospective blood donor has to undertake the following tests to donate blood, mandatorily, which include:

  1. Pulse check
  2. Blood Pressure
  3. Body Temperature
  4. Haemoglobin Levels

Those suffering from:

  1. Hepatitis B
  2. Hepatitis C
  3. HIV
  4. West Nile Virus
  5. Syphilis
  6. Trypansoma Cruzi are not allowed to donate blood

In India, there is a shortage of blood to the tune of 12 lakh units. There is a deficit to the extent of 85% in States like Bihar; while in excess, in Delhi which has 233% extra blood than its requirement.

From accident victims, trauma induced cases to patients suffering from cellanemia, thalassemia and haemophilia need large quantities of blood daily.

On an average, about six units of blood is needed for every open heart surgery, while a roadside accident victim could need up to 100 units.

“A WHO data says that one out of every 10 people admitted to a hospital needs blood”. Men can donate blood once in 3 months; while women can donate blood once in every 4 months.

Where can i donate blood?

You can donate blood at any Government, private or corporate hospitals in their blood bank provided you fulfil the criterion needed for a blood donor. Other options include:

  • Red Cross
  • Victoria Hospital
  • Rashtrothana Blood Bank
  • Lions Blood Bank
  • Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology
  • There are also App such as BloodNearby which help you to donate blood.
  • iRelief.

Donating Blood is not only saves lives, but also beneficial for the donor as it makes him/her healthier.

List of Bengaluru Blood Banks & their Addresses with Phone Numbers
Hospital Name Address Phone No.
Raja Rajeswari College and Hospital Bllod Bank No.202, Kambipura, Mysore Road, Phone: 2843 7888/ 2929 2929 Fax       : 080-2843 7878
Bangalore Baptist Hospital BengaluruHebbal, Bangalore, Karnataka 23330322 / 23330323
Bangalore Children’s Hospital & Research Centre 5th Stage Rajarajeshwari nagar 28600252 / 28600552
Bangalore Hospita 202, Rashtriya Vidyalaya road,Basavanagudi,Bangalore – 560 004 26562753 / 26565494
Bangalore Institute of Oncology Srinivas Colony, S R Nagar, Bengaluru 22225698 / 22225644
Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 22207640 / 22207649
BKF – Round Table Voluntary Blood Bank Bengaluru, Karnataka 26392697
Dr. Shivaji Rao’s Blood Bank No.1, KH Road, Lalbagh Road, Bangalore, Karnataka – 560027 22224044
Grace Blood Bank 1st Floor, Vasantappa ComplexCBI Road, Ganga Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560032 23336608
HOSMAT # 45 Magrath Road Off Richmond Road Bangalore – 560 025 INDIA 25543746
Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Jayanagar 9th Block, Bannerghatta Road Bangalore – 560 069 Karnataka, India 26534600
Jeeva Voluntary Blood Bank & Diagnotic Centre 7, 2nd Main, Chamarajapet, Bangalore, 560018 26500736
Karnataka Red Cross Blood Bank ( Voluntary ) #1/1,KSFC building Thimmaiah Road, Vasantha Nagar Bangalore – 560052 22268435
KIMS Hospital Vishveshwara Puram, Bengaluru 26673056 / 26624870
Lions Blood Bank ( Voluntary ) Vasanth Nagar,Bangalore 22266807
M S Ramaiah Medical Hospital New Bel Road SR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560054 23606545 / 23606524
Minerva Voluntary Blood Bank # 163, Rajeshwari Complex, Minverva Circle, RV Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, 560004 26574830
Narayana Hrudayala No 258/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area Anekal Taluk Bommasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560099 27835000 / 27835001
Navarang Blood Bank 2953, 1st FloorMahakavi Kuvempu Rd, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560010 23521233
Naveen Blood Bank 2, 4th Block, 30th Cross, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Yediyur, Bengaluru 26341907
NIMHANS Nimhans Hospital Dharmaram College Post, Off Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029 26995000 / 26568121
Rashtrothana Blood Bank 1/2, Keshav Shilpa Kempa Gowda Nagar Chamarajpet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019 26612730
Rotary – TTK Blood Bank ThippasandraBengaluru, Karnataka 25293486 / 25287903
Sagar Apollo Hospital Tilak Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 26536700 / 26536701
Sanjay Gandhi Accodent Hospital & Research Institute Byrasandra, Jayanagar East, Bangalore 560011, Karnataka 26564516
Sushruta Voluntary Blood Bank 151, 5th CrossMalleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055 23447666 / 23340153
Unique Blood Bank #16, SLN Charities Complex, City Market Circle,Bangalore City Bangalore 560002 26700685 / 26709970
Vanivilas Hospital New Tharagupet, Chamarajpet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 26705206
Victoria Hospital Tharagupete, ChamarajpetBengaluru, Karnataka 26701150

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