Annually around 200,000 units of blood and its components are issued from Husaini Blood Bank from its branches all over Pakistan. The External Quality Assurance of the Blood Bank is done by College of American Pathologists (CAP) and External Quality Assurance Service (EQAS), Europe.
Blood is a living tissue which cannot be produced artificially so far. The only source of safe blood is healthy voluntary Blood Donors to motivate voluntary blood donation Husaini Blood Bank offers a service which is called Voluntary Blood Account Service.
Blood is a life line for us but infected blood can transmit deadly viral infections like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Therefore, Blood screening is considered as the backbone of any Blood Transfusion service. By the Grace of Allah and with the Support of our Trustees, Husaini Blood Bank is equipped with FDA approved PCR based NAT screening system which is the most sensitive and specific screening system in the world so far.
By following a few recommendations before, during and after your blood donation can help you make your donation experience as safe, successful and pleasant as possible.
Your minimum hemoglobin should be 12 gram / deciliter
Get a good night’s sleep if possible
Drink an extra 16 oz. of water and fluids before the donation.
Eat normal meal before your donation.
Be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
Relax, watch TV, or read during the donation process.
if you have a preferred arm and show the staff any good veins
450 ml blood bag isfilled in 8-10 minutes.
Take the time to enjoy a snack and a drink after blood donation.
Keep lying at least for ten minutes.
Drink plenty of fluids over the next 24-48 hours.
Avoid strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting 5 hours.
Do not drive car, motorcycle, smoke, tobacco or pan at least for 2 hours.
Do not donate red blood cells before 3 months.
If you feel light headed, lie down, preferably with feet elevated.
If for any reason something doesn’t feel right,call the Husaini Blood Bank toll-free number.
Do not operate heavy machines computers for 2 hours.
Al Quran “who saved the
life of one human has saved the humanity”. (Surah Al Maida).
It feels great
You get free juice and cookies.
Heart diseases are less common who donate blood regularly.
You will have a free medical checkup prior blood donation.
You will get free blood report once you donate blood.
Blood to spare.
You will be someone’s hero. in fact, you may help as many as three people with just one donation.
Only healthy volunteers can donate blood
Age between 18 To 60 years
Never had jaundice due to hepatitis B & C Is not suffering from HIV /AIDS
Minimum gap between 3 months