Blood is a circulating fluid providing
the human body with nutrition, oxygen, and can remove waste. Blood, mostly
liquid, with countless cells and proteins suspended in it, making blood
“thicker” than  water. The
average person needs to have about 5 liters of blood (DerSakissian,2017).

Blood donors are the person who have
generous heart to help other without expecting for any return. When they
donated a blood they don’t  know who will
receive their blood. Nowadays, donors are consider as a living hero because
because of the blood that they donated many people saved. 

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In Australia, a donor named James Harrison a 60 year old man who have a
rare antibodies in his blood.

“Every
bag of blood is precious, but James’ blood is particularly extraordinary,”
says Falkenmire. “His blood is actually used to make a life-saving
medication, given to moms whose blood is at risk of attacking their unborn
babies. Every batch of Anti-D that has ever been made in Australia has come
from James’ blood.

-James Falkenmire

According to the CNN, Harrison saved up to 2
million babies in just a year using his own blood and that is the reason why he
is know named “The Man with the Golden Arm”

After donating a blood, your body will automatically
replace all the fluid that have been lost. There is a special cell which will
be found in the kidney that have an ability recognize that the oxygen level of
the blood decreased called peritubular cells. After recognizing the fluid lost secreting of
the protein in the kidney will start and that protein called erythropoietin.
According to the Give Blood, Male donors need to wait a minimum of 12 weeks
between whole blood donations and female donors 16 weeks. 

The gaps of this study is that some authors
merely discuss about the effects of 
blood donation in the donors. They are more focused on the person who
received the blood. According to Hoogerwert, negative experiences have been
shown to result in an increased stress response as indicated by blood pressure.
This response might be influenced how the donors rate the donation terms of
importance and pleasantness or by anxiety about donating blood. But according
to Elias, majority of the donors have positive attitude towards blood donation
and were willing to donate blood in the future

The rationale of this study is to know the
lived experiences of the blood donors  before,
during, and after donating the blood. We would like to know if they have
negative or positive experiences because of blood donation. We will focus more
in the negative experiences or effects because if it is negative we would like
to know what makes it negative.

Since individual donors may feel difference
effect since some signs and symptoms are not true to all donors, this study may
help the future donors and donors to know how to handle or cope with that
effect of donating blood. Also,for them to know how to prepare their body
properly before donating a blood because there are some donors who just checked
what is on the check list upon donating a blood without reading or
understanding it properly without knowing that if you donated a blood and your
body is not ready may lead to negative experiences or effects.

At the end of this study we are expecting to
know what are the common experiences of the blood donors in order for us researches
to think an efficient and effective interventions that must be apply on the
donors. Also, to educate future donors and donors about donating a blood most
especially how to prepare their self physically, emotionally, and spiritually
before donating.

 

 

 

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