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Blood Donation Camp

A Blood Donation camp was conducted at ICAT Design & Media College on 29th September 2011 to commemorate ‘Joy of Giving’ week celebration and as an Out reach program of the college.

The event was held in association with the Lions club. The camp was assisted by the Medical team from Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health.

The students and the staff sincerely fulfilled their social responsibility through this event by donating their blood.

Certificates were issued to the donors as a token of Appreciation.

Facts about blood needs

  • Every year our nation requires about 4 Crore units of blood, out of which only a meager 40 Lakh units of blood are available.
  • Every two seconds someone needs blood.
  • More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood

Facts about donors

Blood Donation
  • The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they "want to help others."
  • Two most common reasons cited by people who don't give blood are: "Never thought about it" and "I don't like needles."
  • One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.
  • If you began donating blood at age 18 and donated every 90 days until you reached 60, you would have donated 30 gallons of blood, potentially helping save more than 500 lives!
  • Only 7 percent of people in India have O-negative blood type. O-negative blood type donors are universal donors as their blood can be given to people of all blood types.
  • Type O-negative blood is needed in emergencies before the patient's blood type is known and with newborns who need blood.
  • Thirty-five percent of people have Type O (positive or negative) blood.
  • 0.4 percent of people have AB-blood type. AB-type blood donors are universal donors of plasma, which is often used in emergencies, for newborns and for patients requiring massive transfusions.

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