Blood Facts

Blood, a multi-colored fluid?

Since we’re born, in school books, all of us  get to learn, shallowly at least, about our body’s organs and tissues among which the blood. We’ve always been told blood is red. Is it really true? Well, we’re about to find out, but first let’s discover what gives the blood its color. Iron in hemoglobin: […]

Opt for safe blood donations!

Opt for safe blood donations!

Even though donating and receiving blood is an extremely safe procedure, there are always potential risks that need to be assessed and managed with regards to the patients and the donors. Safety does not begin and end at the blood banks and hospitals, patients and donors have an important role to play as well. The […]

What’s in your blood?

What’s in your blood?

When your donation is received, it is separated into individual components with a machine called a centrifuge. The different components are red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma. Each and every one of them can be put to a different use. Red blood cells her main function is to distribute the oxygen to our body […]

Blood groups: A,B,O & co

Blood groups: A,B,O & co

There are four main blood types (A, B, AB and O), each blood type is either RhD positive or negative. The ABO Blood Group System If your blood type is A then you have the A antigen on your red cells. Blood type B means you have the B antigen, while type O has neither, […]