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The ABO blood group system was discovered by Karl Landsteiner in 1900. 46 years later (1946) the Blood Transfusion Service was formed. In 1996 the National Blood Service was formed to collect and provide blood supplies for all the hospitals in England and North Wales. We then merged with UK Transplant to create NHS Blood and Transplant.

nbts icon components Components of Blood

When we receive your donation we separate it into individual components by spinning it in a machine called a centrifuge. The individual components are red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma. These can all be put to different uses.

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During a whole blood donation we aim to take just under a pint (about 470mls) of blood, which works out at no more than 13 per cent of your blood volume. After donation, your body has an amazing capacity to replace all the cells and fluids that have been lost.

 

 

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Mobile Campaigns

 

Currently, the National Blood Center (NBC) conducts 4 - 5 mobile blood donation campaigns a day. Most other blood banks in Sri Lanka conduct about 1 - 2 mobile campaigns a day.

In addition to mobile campaigns, you can walk in to any of our blood banks located island-wide to donate blood.

 

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To organize a Mobile Campaign, please contact your local blood bank.

 

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World Blood Donor Day 

  

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The first World Blood Donor Day was observed in 2004, which was followed by its designation as an annual global event by the fifty-eighth World Health Assembly in 2005. World Blood Donor Day is now celebrated each year throughout the world on 14 June to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation and to recognize the contribution of voluntary unpaid blood donors in saving lives and improving health.

World Blood Donor Day has a further purpose: to create wider awareness throughout the world about the need for availability and appropriate use of safe blood and blood products, and the need for many more people to make a commitment to regular voluntary unpaid blood donation.

The date of 14 June is the birthday of Karl Landsteiner (1868–1943), an Austrian biologist and physician, considered to be the “founder” of modern blood transfusion. Landsteiner discovered the ABO blood groups in 1901, developed the modern system of classification of blood groups, and identified, in 1937, together with Alexander S. Wiener, the Rhesus factor, thus enabling physicians to transfuse blood without endangering a patient’s life.

World Blood Donor Day provides a springboard for blood safety programmes and campaigns throughout the year, as well as wider activities to strengthen blood transfusion services. It is designed to complement rather than replace the national blood donor days or weeks that are organized in a number of countries. Some are held at the same time as World Blood Donor Day while others take place at different times of the year.

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100% of Sri Lankan blood donors are voluntory non rermunerated donors.

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Your precious donation of blood can save as many as 3 lives.

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You can donate blood in every 4 months time.

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14th JUNE

World Blood Donor Day.

Postal Address:

National Blood Center,
No. 555/5D, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Narahenpita,Colombo 05,
Sri Lanka.

Email: info@nbts.health.gov.lk

Telephone :

General : +94112369931-4
Donor Section : +94117220677
Fax Number : +94112369939

To ensure the quality, safety, adequacy and cost effectiveness of the blood supply and related
laboratory, clinical, academic and research services in accordance with national requirements and
WHO recommendations.