Have you ever wondered how blood is being donated? Probably yes. If so, you are welcomed inside.
In this hospital (Russian Clinical Hospital for Children) there are as many as 1500 cots and 150 of them are for children with blood disorders. However, blood is needed not only for use in haematology unit but also in oncology department, reanimation, departments of surgery and microsurgery, transplant department, burns unit, maternity department, etc., etc. Without donated blood most of illnesses would have probably been cureless.
Prior to becoming a blood donor you are supposed to make an appointment with a doctor, fill up a form and go through some tests. Moreover, you must do this every time you will donate your blood.
Your blood pressure will be measured and a doctor will inquire about your health.
In RCHC there are 7 cots in an operating room.
A patient sits themselves onto a donor seat and doctor begins adjusting medical equipment.
Before the main procedure begins the doctor takes your blood for testing once more.
To estimate how much blood you have, you are supposed to multiply your weight by 0.07 (for men) and by 0.065 for women.
Doctor puts in a needle in every hand of a patient and the procedure begins.
While blood is being donated you should keep your veins astrain. This is achieved by kneading an expander in both of your hands.
Usually, the whole process of blood donation takes 30-90 minutes depending on the kind of procedure.