Blood Donors Forum

For the past few years, NIT Calicut has acted as the blood bank of Calicut, providing blood to different hospitals in Calicut during emergency. The NSS Cell of NIT Calicut maintains a database of the blood groups of all the students. In case of an emergency, please contact :

Devan K Sambasivan +917034284774
Mayoof Simbad +918714370119
Shweta Prabhu +919400531504



Eligibility, Medical History, and Deferral Information

Eligibility

Only 39% of the general population is eligible to donate, but fewer than 5% of those eligible actually donate.

Please use the information on this site as a general guide; an evaluation by a medical professional is the only way to determine eligibility.

Who can donate Blood?

Any healthy adult, both male and female, can donate blood. Men once in every Three months and women every Four months. Good health of the donor must be fully ensured. The universally accepted criteria for donor selection are:

  • Age -between 18 and 55 years.
  •  Body weight - not less than 46 Kg.
  • Hemoglobin - not less than 12.5 g/dL.
  • Pulse- between 50 and 100/minute with no irregularities.
  • Blood Pressure - Systolic 90 -180 mm Hg and Diastolic 50 - 100 mm Hg.
  • Temperature -Normal (oral temperature not exceeding 37.5 degree C).

Health conditions:

  • Past one year - NOT been treated for Rabies, had Jaundice, tested positive for Hepatitis B virus or received Hepatitis B immune globulin.
  • Past six months - NO tattoo, ear or skin piercing or acupuncture, received blood or blood products, serious illness or major surgery, contact with a person with hepatitis or yellow jaundice.
  • Past three months - NEVER donated blood or been treated for Malaria.
  • Past one month-NEVER had any immunizations.
  • Past 48 hours - NEVER taken any antibiotics or any other medications (Allopathic or Ayurveda or Sidha or Homeo)
  • Past 24 hours - NEVER taken alcoholic beverages
  • Past 7 hours - NEVER had dental work or taken Aspirin
  • Present - Donors must be feeling well with no symptoms of cough, sore throat, cold, flu or infection and not having pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Free from Diabetes, not suffering from chest pain, heart disease or high BP, cancer, blood clotting problem or blood disease, unexplained fever, weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, enlarged lymph nodes in armpits, neck or groin, white patches in the mouth etc
  • Ever had TB, bronchial asthma or allergic disorder, liver disease, kidney disease, fits or fainting, blue or purple spots on the skin or mucous membranes, received human pituitary - growth hormones etc

          To find out the eligibility of the blood donors and to rule out any contra indication for blood donation all the donors will be elaborately interrogated for the history and the incidence of the specific ailments by a planned questionnaire. Only after satisfactorily fulfilling the laid down basic criteria, the blood donors will be selected.

       After blood collection, as a routine and mandatory procedure, the donor¢‚¬„¢s blood specimens will be screened for Malaria, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV 1 & 2 antibodies etc.

On the day of your Donation:
  •     Do not skip meals 
  •      Be sure to drink plenty of fluids (water/juices) 
  •      Bring photo identification
  •      Donors must be feeling well with no symptoms of colds.

Who should not donate blood?
The following categories of people should avoid giving blood:

  • Persons who have consumed alcohol in the 24 hours before donation.
  • Persons who are on steroids, hormonal supplements or certain specified medication.
  • Persons with multiple sexual partners or those who are addicted to drugs.
  • Persons who have had an attack of infection like jaundice, rubella, typhoid or malaria.
  • Persons who have undergone surgery in the previous six months.
  • Pregnant or lactating women, or those who have recently had an abortion.
  • Women should avoid donation during their menstruating period.
  • Those who have undergone various vaccinations should avoid donation for the corresponding period specified below.

 

Type of Vaccine

 

The period in which donation should be avoided

 Hepatitis B

 

6months

 Live-vaccines

 

2weeks

 Killed-vaccines

 

48Hours

Persons with any systemic disease like heart disease, kidney disease, liver problems, blood disorders or asthma should NOT donate blood.

Persons suffering from infections transmitted through transfusions like HIV, Hepatitis, and Syphilis should not donate blood.

Deferral Information

Donation Process