According to the Journal of American Medical Association, it is noted that just 1 pint of blood can save three lives.Giving blood does not just benefit recipients. Regardless of age, donating blood offers many benefits for donors. It lets you : time-consuming tests. Then, it must be used relatively quickly or it will perish-whole blood for instance, according to the American Red Cross, is no longer usable after 42 days. As a result, maintaining an adequate blood supply is a challenge-especially when a disaster occurs, which may cause the need for blood to soar.
The only way to meet demand is to have regular donations from healthy volunteers.If you are healthy, your body-which has between 10 and 12 pints of blood-can easily spare about.
The Blood Camp is organized by the volunteers of the group, "My Blood-Your Life". Please read attached documents and FAQs in the group for more details on donating blood, and for first time donors.
The venue is - The School for the Blind, Ratmalana. Entrance to the school is from Galle Road at the Borupana junction - just by the traffic lights.
Basic requirements to donate blood:
- Donors must be 18 years of age or above
- Donors must be 50kilos in weight or above
You are required to bring any form of official identification (NIC, Passport, Postal ID)
For any other queries please contact
Panduke Jayawardena (via Facebook)
Tharaka Wijesuriya (via Facebook)
or just post on the event wall.
Thank you to Milco (pvt) Ltd for the sponsoring the refreshments.
Sampath Sofa (pvt) Ltd for the generous donation.