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blood donor

One who gives blood (or its components) to be used for transfusion.
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The director said that World Blood Donor Day is also an opportunity to urge leaders in the health sector to commit to do their utmost to ensure sufficiency in safe blood and blood products based on 100% voluntary, unpaid donations.
"Voluntary blood donors come from all walks of life but they have one thing in common: they put others before themselves - people they don't even know," said Dr Ed Kelley, Director of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety at WHO.
Five milliliters of venous blood was collected using sterile test tube from each blood donor. Serum was separated by centrifugation at a speed of 3500 revolutions per minute (rpm) for 5 minutes and 2mL of serum was collected from each sample using sterile plastic vials.
He said the PRCS had always been in the frontlines for arranging and donating blood and its components for the deserving patients.On this occasion, shields were conferred upon 12 representatives from the educational institutions and trade bodies and five regular blood donors in recognition of their services.
We still have a lot to do here for our National Blood Donors Month and this is just one, said Santiago.
The KFVS12 Summer Heartland Blood Drive comes as the Red Cross faces an emergency need for blood donors to give now to help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients this summer.
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Ahmed al Kharusi, an honorary team member who has donated blood 150 times, said, 'The Oman Blood Donors team in cooperation with the Central Blood Bank in Bausher organised this event to honour those who donate blood regularly.
He said the Islamabad Regional Blood Centre would be developed by the end of next year and would have 100pc reliance on voluntary and regular blood donors.
World Blood Donor Day falls on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner (June 14, 1868).
An adequate and reliable supply of safe blood can be assured by a stable base of regular, voluntary and unpaid blood donors. These donors are also the safest group of donors as the prevalence of blood-borne infections is lowest among them, says the WHO.
World Blood Donor Day, established in 2004, is marked every year on June 14.
Humaid Al Qutami, director general of DHA, launched the campaign in light of the "World Blood Donor Day", which falls on June 14 of every year.