KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Importance of Voluntary Blood Donation :

 

Blood is a precious therapeutic modality since it is obtained from human source. It cannot be manufactured in factories. A human being ONLY can donate blood for another human being. Besides being a commitment towards society, blood donation gives a feeling of immense satisfaction to the donor. Voluntary blood donation motivated solely by humanitarian considerations is undoubtedly the safest and most effective way of providing blood of assured quality.

The donated blood unit is separated into components: Red Cell Concentrate, Platelet Concentrate, Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) and cryoprecipitate. These blood components are issued to 4 different patients as per the clinical needs. Thus, a single unit of blood can save lives of FOUR patients.

Plateletpheresis” is a special procedure in which the donor donates only platelets. These platelets are lifesaving for patients who suffer from bleeding due to monsoon related illnesses like malaria and dengue. They are a boon for patients with blood cancers and aplastic anemia who have low platelets. Patients undergoing heart surgery also benefit from these platelet products. Platelet donation facility is available in the Department of Transfusion Medicine for the benefit of patients who are admitted in KEM Hospital.

Being a tertiary care public hospital, with superspeciality facilities, patients from all over India come to KEM Hospital for treatment of various diseases many of which require blood. The requirement of blood and blood components is about 250 units per day at K.E.M. Hospital.

WE APPEAL TO THE SOCIETY TO COME FORWARD AND DONATE BLOOD AND PLATELETS FOR THE NEEDY PATIENTS AND SAVE THEIR LIVES.

For blood and platelet donation, Contact: 022-24135189, 022-24107421

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