Myths about Blood Donation in India

Myths about Blood Donation:

There are many common excuses for not giving blood. There are also many misconceptions about eligibility requirements. Here are a few myths dispelled:

1. I’m nervous about giving blood: Most first-time donors are! However, after donating most also wonder why they were ever nervous.

2. Giving blood is inconvenient: From the time you sign in, the whole donation process takes under an hour. Your actual donation time will be less than ten minutes.

3. I might get a disease from donating blood: All of our equipment is brand new, state-of-the-art, disposable, and used only one time.

4. They don’t really need my type: Every type is the right type. All types including common ones like O-positive and A-positive are needed by patients all the time.

5. I’m too young or too old: You can donate blood as long as you are at least 16 years old. And you are never too old as long as you are healthy.

6. Other people must be given enough blood: Actually, less than 5% of the eligible population donates blood. The needs of patients can only be met by people like you.