What is blood?
Blood is a liquid connective tissue which provides the fluid medium for various processes. It helps in the transport of oxygen to various tissues, carries nutrients to the tissues and waste material from the tissues to the kidneys and lungs for purification. It also plays a major role in the defense mechanism of the body and protects the body from infection and also maintains the body temperature.
Where is Blood made?Blood is made in the bone marrow which is present inside the cavity of bones.
What are Blood groups?
Human blood is broadly classified into A, B, AB, and O groups determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens on the surface of the red blood cells. These groups are used to determine which blood is most suitable for a patient.
What are blood components?Blood is a mixture of :-
Each and every part has a specified function and specific storage temperature. We separate the blood unit donated by you into components namely
- Packed RBCs
- Platelet concentrate
- Fresh Frozen Plasma
Thus, you can save Four lives by donating a single unit of blood.
Different Storage Conditions and shelf life:-
|Red cells||4° C||35/42 days|
|FFP/CPP||-40° C||1 year|
|Platelets||22° C||5 days with agitation|
|CRYO||-30° C||1 Year|