Proper checking of blood before blood donation is required to check that the blood to be transferred is safe in all respects.
Following measurement to be taken before blood donation:
- Firstly, the blood group should be compatible between donor and recipient.
- Secondly, As there are chances of transfer of infectious diseases from the donor. Always make sure to check if the donor is suffering from any such diseases.
- Another important factor for checking blood before the donation is to check that the donor is not anaemic, as anaemia results from a lack of red blood cells or dysfunctional red blood cells in the body.
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