In which situations do people generally donate blood?

Name of Office: National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP)

There are three types of blood donors:

     1.   PROFESSIONAL/PAID DONORS

They sell their blood, which is of very poor quality and can transmit very dangerous diseases to the recipient. It is illegal to take blood from any professional or paid donor.

     2.   REPLACEMENT DONATION

Healthy relatives and friends of the patient give their blood, of any group, to the blood bank. In exchange, the required number of units in the required blood group is given.

     3.   VOLUNTARY  DONATION

Here, a donor donates blood voluntarily. The blood can be used for any patient even without divulging the identity of the donor. This is the best type of blood donation where a motivated human being gives blood in an act of selfless service.