As many of you know, the importance of blood cannot be emphasised enough. In reality, the need for blood transfusions is often present in many surgical scenarios, both for planned treatments as well as urgent interventions.
Yet, that's not all! Along with helping save lives, there are other reasons why donating blood is so important. Let's delve right into them.
1. It Saves Multiple Lives
A single donation of blood can actually save more than just one life; it can save up to three lives! This is because one blood donation can provide different blood components that can be suitable for up to three different people. Donating blood also improves health in instances related to pregnancy complications, anaemic children, complex medical procedures and even trauma.
2. It Cannot be Made
Despite the incredible levels of medical and technological advancements over the years, blood cannot be artificially made. Thus, the only way we can obtain blood is through donations for those who truly need it.
3. A Constant Need
The need for a regular blood supply is always there and is most definitely constant. This is because blood can only be stored for a limited amount of time before use until it is rendered insufficient. Thankfully, if regular blood donations are being made by healthy individuals, it will help ensure that safe blood will always be readily available, wherever and whenever it is needed.
When it boils down to it, blood is really the most precious gift you can ever give to another person. This is none other than the gift of life. The decision you take to donate your blood can genuinely help save a life, or at the very least, treat patients who are suffering from certain conditions.
We would like to encourage all able individuals to celebrate World Blood Donor Day by contributing towards this campaign and donating blood to the National Blood Transfusion Unit.
For more info on how to donate, please click here.