National Blood Donor Month
Volunteers4Humanity - Providing free medical and dental care worldwide.
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Weather Gone Wild
World Suicide Prevention Day
Anaphylaxis from a Wasp Sting
Antibiotics and the meat we eat
Sepsis and Multiorgan Failure


415-Bed Lira Hospital serves 4 million people
DC Circle of Friends
Volunteer Update


September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013

powered by

Blog for Volunteers4Humanity

National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month! 
However, what exactly is blood? We all know that we can become sick or even die without enough blood. Many volunteers are interested in learning about the components that constitute their donated blood.
Simply put blood is made up of four parts:
*Red Corpuscles (Red Blood Cells=RBC) Inside of these cells is hemoglobin. Hemoglobin binds oxygen from the lungs and the RBC's hemoglobin releases oxygen at the level of the tissues.
*White Corpuscles (white blood cells=WBC), primary job is to fight infections entering the body.
*Thrombocytes, also termed platelets, are cells that help you stop bleeding if you are injured.
*Plasma, a yellowish fluid that carries nutrients, hormones, and proteins throughout the body.

For more information about the process to donate blood contact your local red cross office or health care network.  It takes all blood types, so please give so someone could live. 

0 Comments to National Blood Donor Month:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment