FAQs
1
How can I organize a blood donation camp?

Click on the "Register Blood Donation Camp" link at the home page. Once you click on this button, you will be taken to a registration page, please fill out the details. After successful registration, please coordinate with concerned blood bank (s) and State Blood Transfusion Council, Odisha for confirmation.

2
How can I register online as a blood donor?

Click on the "Donor Registration" link at the home page. Once you click on this button, you will be taken to a registration page, please fill out the details. After successful registration, the schedule of upcoming blood donation camp details will be forwarded to your registered e-mail ID with a SMS to your mobile number.

3
How can I find blood availability in this website?

We have an option called "Find your Blood Group" at Home page. Click on the link.
  • Select your District from the list.
  • Select your nearest Blood Bank from the list of the concerned district.
  • Select the blood Group you are searching for.
  • Click on the search button.

4
Can I smoke after giving blood?

We advise that you refrain from smoking for about two hours after donating, as it might make you feel dizzy or faint.

5
What can I do before and after giving blood?

Be sure to eat at your regular mealtimes and drink plenty of fluids before and after donating, but avoid alcohol.

6
How and where can I donate blood?

You can donate blood at any blood bank in Odisha or you may register as donor in our website. For more details please visit our website at; http://ebloodbank.nrhmodisha.in

7
How frequently can I donate Blood?

Males - Every 3 months Females - Every 4 months

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What do I get by donating blood?

  1. Any donation is noble. Donation of blood is the Noblest of all because it saves a human life. You will experience the satisfaction that comes with helping someone in need.
  2. We show our appreciation by giving a donor's card entitling you and your family to receive as much blood as you have donated.

9
Will I feel all right after donation?

Yes, you can go back to your normal work after 30 minutes.

10
Is blood donation very painful?

No. Not more than a prick of an injection needle.

11
How long does it take to transfuse a unit of blood?

This depends on the condition for which transfusion is being given. If the patient is being transfused to replace blood for sudden massive blood loss, one unit of blood may be given rapidly in about 10-15 minutes. However, if the blood transfusion is being given for anaemia, it may take over 3-4 hours. Normal rate of transfusion is 28 drops per minute.

12
Why is then blood is preserved in blood bank for only 35 days?

Donated blood contains cells ranging from 1 to 120 day's life span. Naturally, cells having such varied life spans cannot be preserved for 120 days in the bag since in that case there will only be a few living cells Present. In order to get a considerable number of living cells present in the blood for transfusion, 35 days shelf life has been found to be optimum with CPDA and CPDA1 solution on the basis of various experiments. Furthermore, cells which can remain alive for 120 days within the human body cannot survive for such period in an artificial environment.

13
How long can blood be preserved in a blood bank?

In India blood is normally preserved in blood bank for 35 days using CPDA or CPDA1 solution as anticoagulant. The maximum life span of RBC is 120 day.

14
Is there any chance of contracting blood communicable disease by donating blood?

No, since sterilised disposable bleeding sets are used.

15
Why the above laboratory tests are not performed before donation?

They are time consuming tests, and if performed in camp before donation, there will be excessive delay in disposal of donors, and the disgusted donors may leave the camps and refrain from donating blood for ever. Besides, post donation tests are mandatory.

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What laboratory tests are performed in blood bank for each bag of collected blood?

Jaundice (Hepatitis B & C). Malaria . HIV (AIDS) test . Venereal disease (STD) . Blood Group . Before issuing blood, compatibility tests (cross matching) are done.

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What physical tests are performed before blood donation?

Weighing Hb estimation (copper sulphate solution method) Measurement of blood pressure Checking heart beats, condition of liver, lung and spleen.

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Who can give blood?

Anyone between 18 and 60 years of age and in normal health having a body weight of 45 kg. or more and a hemoglobin content no less than 12.5 gms/hundred ml can be a donor.

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Why should I donate blood?

  • Because some patient needs it!
  • Because you won't lose anything!
  • Because you are the only source of it!
  • Because you are healthy!
  • Because you care for others!