Screening of blood: before and after donation - APPSGlobal BloodLine


APPSGlobal BloodLine

The APPSGlobal BloodLine is part of APPS Global network, which is an independent, educational and not for profit organization with no political motives. BloodLine is a project with purpose to serve humanity and arrange blood donors anywhere needed.

Screening of blood: before and after donation


Screening prior to donation:

A blood bank employee will speak to you about your health, lifestyle, and risk factors for illnesses during pre-donation screening. This information is all handled with strict confidentiality.

A professional will undertake a cursory health assessment, taking your heart rate, temperature, and heartbeat.

To make sure your blood iron level is acceptable for donating blood, a tiny amount of blood from your fingertip will also be tested. Each medical device is sterilized, only used once, and disposed immediately following its use for this test and the donation process starts.


Following Pre-donation screening:

Following your pre-donation screening, you will move to a donation bed bed or chair where an expert will utilize a blood collection kit to draw blood from a vein located in your arm after scrubbing your arm with an antimicrobial. However at stage, make absolutely sure to let the health professional know that you've got an iodine allergies.

You will donate one blood unit during the process, usually takes between six and ten mins.


After donation of blood:

You will get snacks after your donation, and you're allowed to remain up until you're ready to leave.

After donating it's also recommended that you consume more liquids for the subsequent period of between 24 and 48 hours, abstain any strenuous exercise, heavy carrying, or straining with the donor arm for approximately five hours, and maintain well-balanced meal for the succeeding day. Smoking cigarettes or consuming alcohol is not recommended following donation.

Even though it's uncommon for volunteers to experience discomfort following donating blood, if you are feeling lightheaded, lie on the floor until it fades away. After discarding the gauze, if hemorrhage persists, add pressure to the region and raise your arm for about three to five minutes. Use a bandage when there is bleeding or bruising beneath the skin, applying a cold pack to the area for a day and then warm, moist heat can be applied for relief.

No comments:

Post a Comment