History of Blood Donation

The first recorded successful human blood transfusion was accomplished in 1818, but due to the lack of knowledge and research, it was followed by many blood transfusion failures. Some 80 years later, it was discovered that inherited differences in people's red cells were the cause of many of the incompatibilites seen with transfusions. Four blood types were identified - A, B, AB and O. This discovery revolutionized hematology and led the way for successful blood transfusions.

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Blood Facts

  • Blood is the life-maintaining fluid that circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins and capillaries.
  • Blood carries to the body nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen.
  • Blood carries away from the body waste matter and carbon dioxide.
  • Blood fights against infection and helps heal wounds, keeping you healthy.
  • Blood makes up about 7% of your body's weight.
  • A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his or her body.
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Request Everyone to be part of this blood donation campain

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