Faqs

Who Can Donate?

Any healthy people who is 18-55 years, weight not less than 45Kg.

Who should not donate blood?

Who is under medication, pregnant and lactating mothers.

Do I need to know my blood group before I could donate to blood bank?

Not required. It can be tested after donation.

Can athletes donate blood?

Yes Of course.

How often can I donate blood?

You can donate once in 3-4 months.

What is the post care I need to take after donating blood?

Drink extra liquids and healthy meal, do not do exercise much on the day of donation.

Are there any rules for donating blood like after food or before food?

Have healthy meal and plenty of liquids.

Do usually women need blood during delivery?

It is good to be prepared if in case of negative blood groups of women.

How long will it take to replace my blood?

The body will replace the fluid portion of your blood within 24 hours. It will take a few weeks to replace the red blood cells.

I want contribute some money to Blood2all can I?

Yes , you can contribute to Blood2all.org.

I want work with Blood2all.org as a volunteer Can I ?

Yes, you can work with blood2all.org as volunteer, please read the terms before you make up your mind If you have any more questions to ask please write to us Question Team- Blood2all.org

How long does a blood donation take?

The entire process takes about one hour and 15 minutes; the actual donation of a pint of whole blood unit takes eight to 10 minutes. However, the time varies slightly with each person depending on several factors including the donor’s health history and attendance at the blood drive.

What types of tests are performed on donated blood?

After blood is drawn, it is tested for ABO group (blood type) and RH type (positive or negative), as well as for any unexpected red blood cell antibodies that may cause problems for the recipient. Screening tests performed are listed :
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)
Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)
Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV)
HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody (anti-HIV-1 and anti-HIV-2)
HTLV-I and HTLV-II antibody (anti-HTLV-I and anti-HTLV-II)
Serologic test for syphilis
Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HIV-1 ribonucleic acid (RNA), HCV RNA and WNV RNA
Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HBV deoxyribonucleic acid
Anitbody test for Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas' disease 

How will I feel after I donate?

Most people feel great after giving blood. If you feel any abnormal symptoms, let a staff member at the blood donation center or blood drive know. You should avoid lifting heavy objects or strenuous exercise for the next 24 hours; otherwise you can resume full activity as long as you feel well.

Can I get AIDS from donating blood?

No. There is no risk of contracting AIDS or any other disease through the donation process. Each collection kit is sterile, pre-packaged and used only once.

There are very specific ways in which blood types must be matched for a safe transfusion. See the chart below:

Blood Type Donate Blood To Receive Blood From
A+ A+ AB+ A+ A- O+ O-
B+ B+ AB+ B+ B- O+ O-
O+ O+ A+ B+ AB+ O+ O-
AB+ AB+ Everyone
A- A+ A- AB+ AB- A- O-
B- B+ B- AB+ AB- B- O-
O- Everyone O-
AB- AB+ AB- AB- A- B- O-