Learn about Blood
Hosting a Blood Drive
Many people even from villages would reach corporate hospitals for treatments but they couldn't arrange blood for themselves which redirected them to buy blood they required from vendors who sell Blood units which is illegal, for very expensive price and unaffordable to many people. In order to stop such illegal issues and lend a helping hand to these innocent people who couldn't arrange Blood for themselves
Generation Yuvaa has taken a responsibility and started a WING
GEN-YUVAA SURAKTHA on 5th April, 2012 to fulfill the BLOOD requirements of the needy.
In the first year of establishment of SURAKTHA, could able to arrange 200 units of Blood to the needy with limited number of donors. But in the 2nd year, in 2013 our confidence & strength in helping many has increased abruptly with the kind heart of DONORS, Blood Banks and Other Social groups who witnessed our approach towards the needy of blood.
Now, we are feeling proud and enlightened to announce that we have reached those destitute people through 4577 donations to the needy (Update May 25th, 2016) which include 30% of Negative Blood group donations. This has all happened only because of sincere & kind support of Regular Donors, Different groups/trusts, volunteers and support from common public in Blood Donation camps. Hospitals played an important role in case verifications by providing Request letter on their respective letter heads where the patient is been admitted for treatment.
Now GEN-YUVAA SURAKTHA has become a major source to fulfill blood requirements to the needy in Visakhapatnam and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.
Donated blood is a lifeline for many people needing in long-term treatments and in emergencies.
Your blood's main components: Red cells, Plasma and Platelets are vital for many different uses.
Red cells, plasma and platelets
Red cells are used predominantly in treatments for cancer and blood diseases, as well as for treating anaemia and in surgeries for transplants and burns.
Plasma provides proteins, nutrients and a clotting agent that is vital to stop bleeding - it is the most versatile component of your blood.
Platelets are tiny cells used to help patients at a high risk of bleeding. They also contribute to the repair of damaged body tissue.
By giving blood, every donor is contributing to a nation-wide challenge to provide life-saving products whenever and wherever they are needed.
Most people are able to give blood if they:
are fit, healthy and not suffering from a cold, flu or other illness at the time of donation or in the previous 7 days
weigh more than 50kg
drink up at least 3 good-sized glasses of water/juice in the 3 hours before donating.
eat something in the 3 hours before donating
To get ready for your donation:
It always helps us to know in advance when you are coming in to make a donation.
Hydrate: Be sure to drink plenty of fluids on the day of your donation.
Wear Something Comfortable: Wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow.
Bring a List of Medications You Are Taking: We will need to know about any prescription and/or over the counter medications that may be in your system.
Bring an ID: Please bring either your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification.
Bring a Friend: Bring along a friend, so that you may both enjoy the benefits of giving blood.
Relax!: Blood donation is a simple and very safe procedure so there is nothing to worry about.
Whole blood donors 18 years and over can give blood every 12 weeks.
Whole blood donors under 18 can give blood every 12 months.
Plasma and platelet donors can donate as often as every 2-3 weeks.
GENERATION YUVAA encourages those who are enthusiastic to accumulate Blood donors and organize a blood camp in their respective areas. We always give our helping hand in hosting Blood drives in your areas of interest. It is really helpful in finding more donors and making many involve in donating this life saving agent, BLOOD.
Work with many groups or people across your areas of interest.
Bring people together in a spirit of teamwork to make many participate.
Will promote a cause that saves millions of lives each year.
Fix the date you want to conduct the Blood drive basing on availability of more people.
You can volunteer & take part in the Blood camps health camps of Generation Yuvaa and provide your valuable service to the need, No matter if you are a doctor, nurse or a kind human being who wanted to do their part and help.