Blood transfusion is the process of receiving whole blood or its components (erythrocytes, leukocytes, plasma, thromobocytes, coagulation factors) into one's circulation intravenously. Blood used in transfusions is typically obtained from blood banks.
Blood banks store blood collected from donors. In most developed countries, blood donors are anonymous unpaid volunteers. In Russia, blood donors are given paid time off from work and receive a free meal after donation. People, who have donated whole blood 40 times or plasma 60 times, receive the title of Honorary Donor of Russia, which gives them certain privileges.
Russian National Donor Day is primarily dedicated to blood donors themselves – people who voluntarily donate their blood for a community supply. It also honors doctors who perform blood transfusions, laboratory technicians and other professionals involved in blood collection and transfusion.Remind me with Google Calendar
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