Over the past few months I came acorss two instances where in the people who are voluntary donors asked me one thing?
if we are donating blood voluntarily,why do blood banks asks replacements to patients?.I conveyed the genuine reason to the person that there is shortage of blood in city and not all Hospitals have the permission to organise cammps.so the only alternative for such hospitals is to ask for replacements....
The person replied saying that he would not donate voluntarily because if tomorro his family members or friends require then he will donate....if they ask for replacement then I will not donate voluntarily!!!
ultimately the question is DOES ASKING FOR REPLACEMENT INHIBIT VOLUNTARY DONATION?
put fwd your views...
Many people whom I have met and told about the voluntary blood donation, they have asked me the same question. They tell, during those emergencies, they are asked for replacement and it was difficult to locate blood.
Then we told them about the helpline number 1062. But during the summers there are no stocks throughout the city, and thus is not the ultimate solution. Then we gave the Sankalp number.
So, finally, they do not hesiate to donate voluntarily. But regularly, they seem to be hesitant till there is any emergency.