ISPP Blood Drive
31 bags of blood were collected by ISPP community members
Thursday 17 October 2019
ISPP Nurse’s Clinic

A big THANK YOU to the ISPP community members who helped to make this year’s Blood Drive successful!

Each year, ISPP invites the Cambodia Blood Bank to set up a donation centre on campus. This year, in 3 hours, 31 bags of blood were collected which has the potential to save many lives.

We look forward to saving even more lives next year.

Giving blood is safe and quick and easy, and just about painless. The time and contribution you give is truly needed and saves lives, and you learn your blood type. A tiny drop of blood is taken from your fingertip. This allows the team to check your haemoglobin levels and ensure that giving blood won’t make you anaemic.

If all is well, you are able to donate blood. Usually, about 470ml of blood is donated – this amount of blood is quickly replaced by your body.

Once you have given blood, you should have a short rest before being given some refreshments, usually a drink and biscuits. Overall, giving blood shouldn’t take more than an hour.

How can you prepare to give blood?
Eat regular meals to help you avoid feeling lightheaded.
A good night’s sleep will boost wellbeing.
Drink plenty of fluids 24 hours before donating, but avoid alcohol.
Wear loose and comfortable clothing, avoid tight sleeves.
Nervousness is normal, come with a friend or bring along a book or MP3 player so you can relax during your visit.
Know your medical, body piercing and travel history.
For more information check out the websites below.
www.redcrossblood.org
www.blood.co.uk

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