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Four lives can be saved by donating one unit of blood.

One unit of blood has four major components: platelets, plasma, white blood cells, & red blood cells, which can be derived to save up to three lives.

One unit of blood has four major components: platelets, plasma, white blood cells, & red blood cells, which can be derived to save up to three lives. A healthy person within the age group from 17 to 55 can donate blood every three months. Platelets, plasma, white blood cells, and red blood cells are the major components of the blood, with limited shelf-life. Red blood cells must be used within forty-two days, and platelets must be used within five days.

Hindustan Times reported an official at the Indian Red Cross Society's Blood Bank in New Delhi, saying that around 80 percent of blood donations in India are through voluntary donations. He said a single unit of donated blood saves at least three lives by segregating blood components. In advanced medical treatments such as blood component therapy, patients may need specific blood components to treat their particular condition. This treatment allows other patients to benefit from one unit of donated blood.

There are four main blood groups - A, B, AB, and O, and each of these blood groups can be either positive or negative for the Rh factor. O is the universal donor of red blood cells, and AB is the universal recipient.

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