Interesting Blood Facts


  • Two million red blood cells die every second.
  • There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
  • Seven percent of a humans body weight is made up of blood.
  • In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was good for the circulation of blood.
  • Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys.
  • By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.
  • Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint.
  • The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day.
  • The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days.
  • Blood accounts for about 8% of a human’s body weight.
  • A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 liters.
  • Your blood takes a very long trip through your body. If you could stretch out all of a human’s blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles long. That’s enough to go around the world twice.
  • Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days.
  • If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles.

Blood Donation Camps

  • Blood Donors Association Nepal (BLODAN) Kathmandu District Chapter organized 7th UNISEF World Heritage Blood Donation Campaign in Bhaktapur on 16th February 2019 (2075 Falgun 4) Saturday. In the program total 38 units of blood was collected in technical support of NRCS, Bhaktapur Blood Transfusion Service. The program organizer presented a mug printed with the image of blood donors as a token of love on the spot. BLODAN Kathmandu Chapter has completed already six UNISEF World Heritage blood donation campaign in Bouddha Nath Stupa, Swayambhu Nath, Changu Narayan Temple, Pashupati Nath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and concluding in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha on 2nd March 2019.

    BLODAN Kathmandu thanked to all voluntary blood donors and supporters.

  • An emergency blood donation camp was organised by Rotaract District Nepal and Children for Green New Nepal on 12th Oct 2014 at Mangalbazar. The program was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mahatma Chameli Baiji, Lata Baiji from Nepal Manav Dharma Sewa Samiti  and Mrs. Mahendra Bilash Joshi, president of Blood Donors Association. About 49 pints of blood was collected during the event.

    Usually, there is acute shortage of blood in the blood bank during Dashain Tihar holidays when majority of the people are not available in the valley. To overcome such shortage, these kind of emergency blood donation camps plays a very important role to those who are in real need of blood even when there is shortage of blood in the blood bank.

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