The voluntary donors give blood voluntarily without receiving any remuneration in the form of money or a substitute for money. Their primary motivation is to help unknown patient and not to obtain any personal benefit.
Repeat voluntary blood donor are consider to be the safest donor because they are well informed, committed & regularly screened for infectious markers for Anti-HIV, HBsAg, Anti-HCV, Syphilis & Malaria so they are more likely to be free from Transfusion transmissible infection and thereby reducing the chance of window period disease transmission.
Replacement donor replaces the estimated requirement of blood and blood components for their patients. Members of the patient’s family are under pressure to donate blood and may conceal potentially important information about their health status and risk of transmitting infectious diseases.
Sometimes relatives who cannot find a suitable donor within the family they try to seek a donor who is prepared to donate blood for money. Donors who are paid by the patient relatives are less likely to reveal about health status and high risk behaviour so that they may be unsuitable for donation.
Patients who may need a transfusion can ask a friend or relative to donate specifically for them. These donors are called directed donors.
They are special category of blood donors willing to donate only platelets or plasma when required.
Blood collected from patient for re-transfusion at later time into the same individual. Pre-deposit autologous donation are accepter after receiving a written request form the treating doctor that donor can withstand the stress of donation. Donor selection criteria can be relaxed for autologous donation but still blood bank medical office can refuse the donor if he/she doesn’t fit the donation. Autologous donation unit is not taken into the general inventory and will not be issued to other patients.
We select donor for blood donation as per drugs and cosmetics act 1940
Donor is given information about blood donation process and procedure used to identify the suitability as donors. We encourage self-exclusion if he/she feels that they are not suitable for blood donation due to high risk behavior (multiple sex partners & drug addicts).