How to Organize a Blood Camp in College

Blood is the most essential element of the human life. It has no substitute. Blood donation camp is organized every year in every college by the medical department of blood bank. There are three types of donors across the globe. They are voluntary donors, replacement donors and professional donors. Out of all groups O is the universal group specially O(-) which can used by all the group recipients.

This blood transfusion is very helpful in saving millions of lives in around the world. Especially in the developing countries the availability of blood transfusion is one of the major concern. Therefore blood camp is very essential in the places where there is no facility of blood bank. Organizing a camp is not a very easy task. A proper planning is required and many of the things are need to keep into consideration. This article will help you out in organizing a good camping. So carefully follow the steps and plan according to it.

1) Contact with the blood bank :

At first contact with the blood bank department. Collect the information related to the number of staffs will attend the camp, the space required for the camping, and the equipment that will be bought. Try to know whether they want to organize outdoor or indoor camp ? So that according to that you can proceed the further planning.

2) Selecting date for the blood camp :

Organize a meeting with the head of the blood bank department. Have a discussion with them when will they able free to organize a camp. Along with that you have to look after the college timing also so that there will be no disturbance to the other activities of the college. So it will best to keep it on weekends or any day when the college will remain holiday. After the meeting pick a date which will mutual or perfect for both.

3) Select a venue for the camp :

Ones you have decided whether you want to organize a outdoor or indoor camp. You can proceed further according to that. If you are planning for outdoor camp. Than you have to arrangements according to that and set everything in the college ground or any open space in the college. But in case you have planned for an indoor camp. Than first decide whether the venue will be college or any other place than college. If that is the option than do the booking from beforehand for the selecting date. But college will best place. It will easy for the students to come and participant in it.

4) Arrangement of the food :

There should proper arrangement of food which is very essential part. So that immediately after donation the donor will provided with glucose, some fruits and other than that some healthy snacks. There should have proper arrangement of drinking water facility.

5) Arrangements for the camp :

Make the necessary arrangements related to the camp one day before. They should provide with different rooms for everything. One for registration, another for donation and last for relaxation after donation. Make all the possible arrangements like arrangement of beds, chairs and tables etc that can done one day before the camp. And the rest like setting the equipment other work can done on the day of camp just  two to three hours before starting of the camp.

6) Registration date for the camp :

The registration can done on the same day of the camp. Or else can be set one to two days before the camp date so that interest donors will do registration from before. On the day of the camp first start from form fill for the new one followed by the registration. And others should bring their donation card with them. Next follow to the second room where will check the terms and eligibility required for donation like age, weight, hemoglobin levels  and other medical examinations etc. On qualifying that they can proceed to further step.

The steps followed during donation :

  1. Camp phase :

    The next step is donation of blood. Where a bag is prepared with every donor identity, blood group and date of bleeding. That is passed to the phlebotomist. Where at first he will clean the donor arm with anti-septic solution. All this process will take around 5-8 minute. Strip the needle to the arm of the donor And collect the minimum  amount of blood that is 340-350 ml that is one unit of blood and not more than that. After removing the needle take proper care of the donor. Keep the donor under observation for sometime and talk and try to divert his mind. Create a cool and friendly environment so that the donor will feel comfortable. Allow to sit the donor for sometime after donation.

  2. Refreshment part :

    The last step is that shift the donor to the refreshment room. Allow to sit and keep the donor under observation. And provide the donor with some light refreshments like glucose water, fruits and some healthy snacks. The donor is advised to remain in the refreshment room for a minimum of at least fifteen minute. And the donor is advised to intake maximum amount of water consumption throughout the day. As it the last stage of the camp, so throughout the camp the impression maintained near the donor. Talk with the donor throughout the camp with well mannered as it is the important part of it. It make the donor feel happy and help to get ride of the fear. The refreshments don’t recuperation the blood loss as it is just for the relaxation purpose.

    Things to Noted :

    The most important things in the whole camp is to keep and serve everything neatly and nicely. And the needle should well sterilized and disposable. Soon after the use of one needle on one donor it should disposed. Every time a new sterilized needle should used. The donor should treated well throughout the process of camp.

    Hope this article was helpful for you. And follow this steps and you will organize a successful camp. “Donate blood And save life”.


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