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Blood Donation Presentation

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Brendon Ha

on 4 December 2012

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By Brendon Blood Donations Blood donations are essential in saving lives: Types of blood Safety 60 % Adults are Eligible to donate blood , Only 5% donate regularly.
We need Approximately 5 - 6 liters of blood in our adult bodies.
Premature birth, cancer, critical injuries are some reasons we need to donate blood.
Blood only last around 40 days then disposed therefore donating blood is essential to save lives. What is blood? Blood Consists with Plasma and cells
It is a specialized fluid that supplies essential substances and nutrients such as sugar, oxygen and hormones to our cells also carries waste from cells.
we carry approximately 55% of plasma in our blood fluid
types of blood cells: Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells and Platelets.
Blood type B, A, O, AB

Type B: 10% Australians have it, rarest blood type, particularly need for plasma donations

Type A: 38% Australians have it, it is in constant demand, can help other people with AB, B blood types

Type O: 49% Australians have it, most common blood type

Type AB: 3% Australians have it, rarest blood type, AB plasma can help people with any blood type

Each Blood group is either Rh Positive or Rh Negative All Blood Donations are tested for transfusion-transmissible infectious diseases using different tests such as:

Supplies oxygen to cells and tissues
supplies essential nutrients to cells such as amino acids, glucose
removes carbon dioxide, urea and lactic acid (wastes)
specialized cells such as platelets, which help the blood to clot when bleeding
it regulates our PH levels

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