After Blood Donation what you must know?

blood donorGiving Blood is usually zero risk. Blood donation is safe. New, sterile disposable equipment is used for each donor, so there’s no risk of contracting a blood-borne infection by donating blood. However, there are very few donors who may feel unwell for just a few minutes, like fainting. If ever, after your blood donation, you feel unwell within four weeks of donating, kindly contact NBTS. The reason for this is that any other illness may have an adverse effect on the patient who has received or will receive your blood.

Call us on: 427 7192/424 0650 (Head in Charge) and 424 4766.

Possible issues after donation

While, blood donation is a simple process which is less than 5 minutes.If ever, after your donation you had any problems and need medical care, contact us.There is nothing to be afraid if:

  • You feel lightheaded, lie down with your feet up until the feeling passes.
    Keep the bandage on your arm and dry for five hours.
  • You have bleeding after removing the bandage, put pressure on the site and raise your arm until the bleeding stops.
  • Bleeding or bruising occurs under the skin, apply a cold pack to the area periodically during the first 24 hours.

Donors may have sensitive skin and uncommon risks after donating may be:

bruising

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising and pain
  • Arterial puncture
  • Notice a raised bump, continued bleeding or pain at the needle-stick site when you remove the bandage.
  • Feel pain or tingling down your arm, into your fingers

What you can do?

  • If bleeding or bruising occurs under the skin, apply a cold pack to the area periodically during the first 24 hours.
  • If your arm is sore, take a pain reliever such as acetaminophen (Paracetamol Panadol), others). Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen (or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) for the first 24 to 48 hours after donation.