WHY FOUNDATION is proud to announce our new initiative called ‘WHY Blood Donation‘. Register yourself to launch this initiative successfully and continue our journey in Blood Donation to save lives.


About the initiative:

You can register as ‘WHY Blood Donors‘ by filling up the below form

Whenever we receive any requirement for blood, we would check the authenticity of the request and only after confirming the request to be genuine, we will publish it in our networks and reach out to our ‘WHY Blood Donors’

We would reach out to ‘WHY Blood Donors’ who have donated blood before 90 days and above. Hence it’s important for ‘WHY Blood Donors’ to keep us informed if they have donated blood from time to time by writing an email to knowus@whyfoundation by mentioning their mobile number

If you have any questions or suggestion, please feel to write to us at knowus@whyfoundation.org


Before Your Donation

–>Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as red meat, fish, poultry, beans, spinach, ironfortified cereals and raisins.
–>Drink an extra 16 oz. of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation.
–>Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as fries or ice cream before donating.
–>(Fatty foods can affect the tests we do on your blood. If there is too much fat in your blood, your donation cannot be tested for infectious diseases and the blood will not be used for transfusion.)
–>If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
–>Remember to bring your ID proof.

After Your Donation

–>Drink an extra four (8 ounce) glasses of liquids and avoid alcohol over the next 24 hours.
–>Remove the wrap bandage (if you had one put on your arm) within the next hour.
–>Keep the strip bandage on for the next several hours.
–>To avoid a skin rash, clean the area around the strip bandage with soap and water.
–>Do not do any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for the rest of the day.
–>If the needle site starts to bleed, apply pressure to it and raise your arm straight up for about 5-10 minutes or until bleeding stops.
–>If you experience dizziness or lightheartedness after donation, stop what you are doing and sit down or lie down until you feel better.
–>Avoid performing any activity where fainting may lead to injury for at least 24 hours.