For more than a decade, Prathama has been a major blood bank for citizens of Ahmedabad. It has been a medicine in an emergency without any failure. Prathama meets more than 50% blood requirement of Ahmedabad and about 10% of Gujarat’s blood requirement, that too all from 100% voluntary blood donations. It is the most preferred blood bank for majority of voluntary blood donors due to its donor friendly services. But, still 50% of Ahmedabad demand is unmet thus giving every Ahmedabad donor a reason to donate blood voluntarily to meet this huge demand for blood.
One can donate blood at Prathama Blood Centre any day & at any time between 9 am to 8 pm. Located in Vasna area of Ahmedabad, Prathama offers a perfect blend of art and technology with its state-of-the-art architecture to every visiting blood donor where one can donate blood in a serene environment. Soothing music, comfortable air conditioned donor room overlooking beautiful lotus pond and lush green lawns takes you away from hustle-bustle of city life and makes your day while you donate 3 lives in form of a pint of blood.
Stunning Blood Mobile Vans are scheduled every day morning and evening at 20 different locations in Ahmedabad city to collect blood from interested blood donors at their doorstep. More than 10,000 blood donors donate blood in blood mobile vans comfortably in spite of their busy schedule.You can call up Prathama 079-26600101 for further information about the location and time of our mobile blood vans and enjoy its services.
You can also donate blood at any blood camp organized by more than 3000 institutions / establishments associated with Prathama. On an average Prathama conducts 2 drives every day. Corporate houses, Business groups, Social Groups, Housing Societies, Religious Groups, Youth Groups etc actively organize blood drives with Prathama.
Blood is the red fluid that circulates in our blood vessels, i.e. veins and arteries. The main function of blood is to act as the body’s transport system, but it also has a major role in the body’s defence against infection. There is no substitute for blood. It cannot be made or manufactured. Donors are the only source of blood for patients who need it.
Blood is a living tissue composed of blood cells suspended in plasma. The cellular elements, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets — make up about 45% of the volume of whole blood. Plasma, which is 92% water, makes up the remaining 55%.
Blood accounts for approximately 7% of a person’s weight. An average sized man has about 12 pints of blood, and an average sized woman has about 9 pints. When you donate blood, your body immediately begins replacing the donated blood volume, so you can safely donate as often as 6 times a year.