Safety of the donor
Healthy donors who donate blood regularly are the basis of the donor movement and guarantee that at the right time the patient will be provided with the necessary amount of components of the donor blood to save lives. Therefore, one of the key priorities of blood service institutions is to ensure 100% safety of the blood donation procedure and its components for the donor.
To solve this problem, the following measures are taken:
- The donor gets the opportunity to monitor his health by regular medical examinations and free tests for the most common infections. Regular donors annually undergo a medical examination, including the delivery of tests, fluoroscopic (or fluorographic) examination of the chest, electrocardiography, etc.
- Only sterile disposable instruments are used for blood collection. Reuse of tools is excluded. When performing apheresis procedures, the so-called. closed systems, in which blood sampling is performed automatically on special equipment, with minimal intervention by medical personnel.
- Outbound donor shares are no less safe.
Previously, all premises where the action is taking place, is personally examined and approved by the specialist of the Blood Service. Donors, campaign organizers and journalists are included in the donors' hall only in shoe covers. All outreach activities are supported by the visiting team of the institution, incl. doctors-transfusiologists, and used a special, designed for visiting donor events, medical equipment.
- Despite the fact that blood donation is absolutely safe for the donor, each donor is insured by the state. In the event of any harm to him during the donation, the damage and expenses for treatment will be compensated.
- Observance by the donors of the recommendations of the Blood Service makes it possible to improve the tolerance of donation. Read the recommendations here.
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