Where can I donate?
6 regional centers and 14 satellite centers spread across the country (Geo maps)
Who can donate?
16 years to < 65, above 50 kgs, safe sexual lifestyle
Is it safe to donate blood?
Yes, a detailed questionnaire that enables self-exclusion to address your health and lifestyle. We test your HB (amount of blood), BP (pressure) to ensure you are fit to donate.
Will my blood be tested before I donate?
What test will my blood be tested for?
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis and HIV
Who should not donate?
< 16 years, people who have contracted sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV or syphilis. People with risky sexual life styles, drug abusers.
What Infections can be transmitted by blood?
Many diseases can be transmitted through blood including HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis
Who will receive my blood?
Anemic, people undergoing surgical operations, patients with cancer and leukemia, accidents victims, complications during pregnancy.
Who is a regular donor?
Anybody who donates at least twice in a year.
How many lives can a unit of blood save?
A unit of blood can be used to save more than one life; blood is composed of different components.
Which is the most common blood group?
Blood group O (positive), one in three of the population has this group
Do I get paid when I donate blood?
Is blood sold?
No. However, transfusing facilities may levy a service charge
Can my blood group change?
What are benefits of donating blood?
Save lives, knowing your blood group, knowing my status, altruism, patriotism
Where do I get my results?
Visit the nearest RBTC/Satellite centre to where you donated blood.
After how long should I donate blood?
After every 3 months for males and after 4 months for females
Do I need a special diet after donation?
No special diet is required. Continue with normal diet.
How long does it take for my body to replenish the blood I have donated?
Fluid part (plasma) is replaced within 24 hrs, while the cells part is replaced within two weeks.
Can you get HIV/disease from donating?
No, not at all. All needles and lancets are sterile and used only once. Our staffs are well trained and follow strict standardized procedures.
How much blood do I donate?
1 pint (450 ml)