School Programme of Federation of Indian Blood Donor Organisations
[FIBDO] on Blood & Thallasaemia
A model “Blood donor enrollment programme” & “Thallasaemia intervention & detection Program” to ensure a blood transfusion service for the country entirely depending on non remunerative voluntary blood donation must have two concomitant strategies: (i) short term strategies to meet the need of today as far as possible and (ii) long term strategies to meet the need of tomorrow or day after tomorrow. There are programme for donors of tomorrow in Australia, Uk, Portugal, France,Nepal,Maldives,Mauritius, USA, Zimbabwe and India. Each one is culture specific of the country.
This is, in fact, a class room teaching by the trained volunteers of Federation of Indian Blood Donor Organisations [FIBDO].The programme is in the form of extension lecture and should not be a passing head of examination followed by a detection camp for thallasaemia.
I. Title of the Address: Blood,Blood Donation & Thallasaemia II. Participants:
Students of age group between 13 and 18 years who generally study "Human Blood" in their Life Science/Biology curriculum in school.
III. object a) To inspire students to donate blood on attaining the age of 18. b) To explain the need of knowing one's own blood group. c) To impress upon the students the danger of transfusing blood collected from blood sellers and commercialisation of human blood. d) To motivate students to undergo thallasaemia detection.
IV. Teaching Aids
Projector, white board,marker, poster, models, blood bag, leaflet, folder and booklet.
60 minutes including time for question and answer.
Skit or visual presentation on blood donation & thallasaemia, talk, board work, demonstration followed by interactive session, quiz & thalassaemia detection. VII. Perception to be imparted in a single lecture/ talk/interaction
Perception 1 - Importance and significance of the topic in the present society .
Perception 2 -Importance of blood transfusion in modern medical science.
Perception 3 - Who needs blood and when (Indications of blood
Perception 4 - History of blood transfusion and blood banking.
Perception 5 - Demand Supply position of blood in the state.
Perception 6 -Reasons of shortage of blood for transfusion in the country (i.e.
reasons for not donating blood).
Perception 7- Blood volume, volume of donation and interval for
recuperation - no special diet, rest or medicine necessary . Normal life of
blood cells and shelf life of blood. Interval between two consecutive blood
Perception 8 - Who can donate blood and donor screening.
Perception 9 - What do voluntary blood donors get ?
Perception 1 0 - Concept 12 -Blood group and importance of knowing one's own
Perception 11 - Evils of commercialisation of human blood. Concept of safe
blood transfusion in the days of blood communicable diseases.
Perception 12 - Why every eligible person should donate blood ?
Perception 13 - School students’ role is blood donation & thalassaemia.
Perception 14 - Conclusion-one can donate blood on attaining the age of 18
Perception 15 - What is Thalassaemia? How to eradicate this disease?
(viii) Evaluation: Question and Answer and Quiz Competition.
(ix) Final Result : Students are motivated to donate blood on attaining the age of
18 years & take the thallasaemia detection test.
The classroom to be decorated with attractive colourful posters with visuals and
message related to voluntary blood donation & thallasaemia. The selected stories
from the epics, literature, history and everyday life are to be used as the vehicle of
oral communication of message and science along with simile, metaphor, allegory and
parable to keep a mark on the young mind to act later, even after five years.
Attractive printed materials communicating messages of blood donation &
thalassaemia with visuals like button badges, lapel pins, class routine (timetable) /
folder / booklet / card/sun guard etc., to be presented to every student at the end of the
class to carry home and retain as memento.
After effective interactions students would normally be able to answer the following
questions by spontaneous raise of hands.
• Would you donate blood on attaining the age of 18 years?
• Can you calculate your own blood volume? How much surplus blood you have
• Will you buy blood from commercial blood sellers?
• Would you test for thallasaemia and extend your hand to make this world
in your body? How much blood you can part with without causing any harm to
The trainers/instructors/teachers of this programme are volunteers coming from
different walks of life to extend their labour of love for the cause. They are trained/
groomed/oriented in the oral communication and art of teaching through a series of
workshops and other teachers training programme. The teachers' manual, teachers'
hand book and guide book ensure the uniformity of this teaching programme.
Use of medical terminology or jargon should be avoided as far as possible.
Concept of unit 8 and 10 being the means to remove fear complex, should not be
curtailed or omitted.
Follow-up by Short Term Programme
** Essay Writing,elocution,sit-n-draw,poster preparation competitions intra- school basis.
** Inter-school quiz contests to be organised on Blood and Blood Donation &
thallasaemia as a follow up action.
**Wherever teachers of the school or head of the institution and students will be
interested to organise a blood collection drive as a part of their community service or
social service programme, a blood donation camp may be organised in the school
premises on a subsequent convenient date where school students of tender age
become organisers, motivators and recruiters with teachers, guardians and ex- students as blood donors.Thallasaemia detection camp will be arranged .