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Dubai: A diplomat with the Indian consulate in Dubai has developed an online database of blood donors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said on Sunday.

Consul (Economic and Education) Tiju Thomas who developed the web portal of blood donors, will officially unveil the website on June 21, on International Yoga Day, Khaleej Times reported.

“The Indian community has the largest number of blood donors in the UAE. I would like this to be considered as a gift of the Indian community to the UAE,” Thomas said.

“We have a huge database. I will consider my whole work rewarded if at least one person’s life can be saved through this,” he added, urging donors with rare groups to be more forthcoming to register with the site.

Name, age, blood group, last donated date, mobile number of donors and their emirate will be listed on the website, which includes an emirate-wise blood group search facility, and carries the details of all blood donation centres in the UAE.

The UAE has been honoured by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for being among the top five countries with the best blood transfusion services. (IANS)

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Let’s Celebrate World Blood Donor Day!

Blood cannot be synthetically manufactured. Blood donated by donors is the ONLY source!

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Let's Celebrate World Blood Donor Day!
Let's Celebrate World Blood Donor Day!

Dr. Sheetal Manrekar

Today (June 14) is World Blood Donor Day.

Donate blood. Save lives. Get healthier.

Blood and blood products obtained by blood donation can help save the lives of millions of people. Blood is required for medical problems like-

– Anaemia
– Trauma
– Complications during pregnancy and delivery
– Surgical emergencies
– Medical conditions like Thalassaemia, Sickle cell disease, Clotting factor deficiency (Hemophilia)
– Blood cancers
– Cancer patients on chemotherapy

Blood cannot be synthetically manufactured. Blood donated by donors is the ONLY source!

World Blood Donor Day.
World Blood Donor Day. Pixabay

Blood donation not only helps those in need but it also has certain health benefits for the blood donors.

It decreases blood viscosity (thickness of blood) and enables a better flow of blood in the body. This also prevents damage to the arteries and maintains a healthy heart and blood vessels.
It regulates iron levels in the blood. Presence of excess iron in the blood can be damaging to blood vessels due to oxidative stress.

It regulates blood regeneration. Replacement of the red cells takes 48 hours and complete replacement takes 1-2 months.
Lowers the risk of certain cancers (liver lung colon, stomach, throat).

Evaluations done before blood donation enable donors to get regular check-ups and monitor their health.

It provides a sense of fulfillment and optimism as you know you have done a good deed.

This article was originally published in Same Condition. SameCondition is an online platform for patients and people looking to connect with others dealing with same (medical) conditions.

 

 

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