Monday, January 30, 2023

BCS Health Ministry encourages blood donation

In addition to helping save lives, Altruistic blood donation is a practice that contributes to strengthening the health of those who donate voluntarily, as it renews blood cells that are essential for the proper functioning of the immune system.Or, so the citizens are urged to adopt or reinforce this habit during the year that begins.

Doing it regularly helps keep the blood vessels in good shape and improves circulation, potentially reducing the incidence of artery blockages and therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Yes, commented the head of the Ministry of Health. Indicating that the state institution collecting the blood components State Blood Transfusion Center (CETS),

During 2022, This CETS received more than 5,700 blood donations that had previously been evaluated to verify their safety for medical purposes, but 95 percent of these were received through the replacement scheme.That’s to say they were made by relatives or friends of the patients who presented the need, the public servant indicated.

where is the approach Move from this replacement model to altruistic and continuous blood donation, which a person between the ages of 18 and 65 in good health does for the fact of helpingWithout needing to know a patient who needs a blood transfusion, the doctor explained, establishing that this could lead to adequate availability of blood products to deal with emergencies or scheduled surgeries.

A citizen can be a voluntary blood donor as long as he/she has not been vaccinated in the last 30 days; Not suffering from a disease, not taking medication in the seven days prior to donation, or having had surgery in the past six months. It is also requested that you have not consumed alcoholic beverages for three days prior to donation and that you have a four-hour fast. Those interested in joining the cause can visit CETS, which is located at Nicolas Bravo, on the corner of Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez in downtown La Paz.,

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