HemoCue Hero of the Month
Every blood donation has the potential to save a life. That's clearly a good reason to donate. By donating blood you are a true hero saving lives. During World Blood Donor Day we gathered some of the regular blood donors working at HemoCue. We were curious to know more about our fellow "hero" colleagues. How long have they been blood donors, why did they decide to to donate and what are their thoughts on blood donation in general?
In this section we will feature a HemoCue Hero of the Month. With their regular blood donations these heroes are saving lives. We thank our heroes for their true gift of life!
“I have been a blood donor since 2015. It only takes 15 minutes of my time and it is really well-invested time!
You feel that you make a difference for someone. Considering that each unit of blood can save up to three lives, you’ve done a good deed that day. Especially when you get the text message with information that your blood has been used. It’s such a nice feeling!
If you’re thinking about becoming a blood donor – Take the decision to make a difference! Register as a blood donor today!”
“I became a blood donor 25 years ago. Being a blood donor and helping save lives, feels great.
Blood donors are always needed. The need for blood is constant and it is used not only for emergencies, but also for long-term treatments. Despite the constant need for donated blood, only a fraction of those eligible to donate actually does so.
For me, it’s all about “If you can donate, you should donate”. The feeling when you get the text message that your blood has been used for someone in need, is truly rewarding.”
With the "HemoCue My Blood Donor App" for iOS you can track, trend and monitor your blood donations as well as hemoglobin value.
And of course set up a reminder for your next appointment - since the gift of blood is the gift of life.
For free download please click on the App Icon or visit AppStore
Accurate Hb testing prior to blood collection is a necessary quality control that protects both donor and recipient.
Choosing a fast, accurate and reliable method for predonation hemoglobin testing of donors is crucial for the results and donor safety.
In this White Paper different methods for accurate Hb testing are discussed as well as the challenges blood banks face with meeting the need for blood while protecting the donors.
The White Paper is available to download here.