Human blood is one of the most essential elements of life. It has no substitute as well. So, voluntary blood donors are the ones who keep it safe by adequately supplying blood and blood products. Blood donors are the safest when they are voluntary and non-remunerated. They also mostly arrive from the low risk population.
There are many NGOs in Gurgaon which keep arranging for blood donation camps so that the supply of blood when needed never stops. Blood donors in India as well as in other parts of the world are majorly of three types: voluntary donors, professional donors and replacement donors.
Most donations are the result of replacement donations which are also non remunerated. This is because they are mostly provided by the relatives of the patient. The professional donors are the ones who can donate the blood but that is in exchange of money. But neither the professional nor the replacement donors are the ones who help to maintain the stock of the blood for emergency situation (just like the current pandemic that is going on). They also do not provide any rare blood groups. Hence there is definitely a need for the voluntary blood donations. So, people needs to keep arranging blood donation camps and the major aim here is to report and discuss about the importance of voluntary blood donations and make people aware of it, so that more and more people become interested in doing that. Whenever a blood donation camp happens there has to be a proper camp organizer along with medical officers, prompt team members and others so that the camp can be organised efficiently.
The major purpose of a blood donation camp is that, to select a suitable donor whose is very much safe for the recipients and the person who is donating the blood should not be harmed by the blood donation. The outdoor voluntary blood donation camps can be organised in 3 parts mainly. There should be a pre camp phase then there is a camp phase and finally there should be a post camp phase. Arranging a blood donation camp at a regular interval is the need for the optimum functioning of the health care system.
Apart from medical officers, blood bank technicians, attendants, nursing staffs and social workers; there are other few things that one has to keep in the camp. They are:
- Tube sealer
- Weighing machine
- Blood mixer machine
- Refrigerated or Insulated boxes to carry blood bags
- Arm rest, hand sponges
- Linen, mattresses, pillows
- Oxygen cylinder
- Needle cutter
- Artery forceps, scissors, tongue depressor, kidney trays, etc.
- Infusion stand
- Test tubes: both large and small
- Single/Double/Triple blood bags: 350/450 ML capacity
- Donor card with questionnaire forms
- Cotton swabs, Band-Aids
- Antiseptic solution
- Disposables lancets
- Glass slides, glass beakers, Pasteur pipettes
Organising a blood donation in Gurgaon should be safe and one must convince more people to come up voluntarily and donate the blood which is the need of the hour.