Please read the preliminary information carefully before you donate
What Happens to your Blood Donation ?
The blood samples collected during the donation are sent to the testing laboratory to determine the donor’s blood type and screen for infections such as hepatitis B and C, syphilis and HIV.
If a test returns positive the blood unit is destroyed and the donor is notified.
Once tested negative for all infectious diseases, the Blood unit will be separated into different components: Red blood cells, platelets, and plasma.
These blood products are then transfused to patients according to their needs and diseases.
are used for patients with major bleeding secondary to an accident or surgery and to treat patients with chronic anemia. Red blood cells are kept refrigerated, with maximum permitted storage period of six weeks.
are used to treat patients with leukemia and other malignancies. Platelets must be stored between 20°C and 24°C under continuous agitation and have a shelf life of five days.
is used to treat severe burn patients, infections and other serious diseases. Stored frozen for one year.
The blood product is released to the patient after the donor-recipient compatibility tests are
completed and the blood component is documented safe and compatible.
The amount of blood taken is small compared to your total blood volume. The recovery is usually rapid and you should not feel any fatigue.
However, we recommend for the following 24 hours to:
The minimum interval between two whole blood donations is 56 days.
CAUTION AFTER DONATION
If you develop any signs of infection (fever, cold ...) in the two weeks following your donation,
if you forgot to mention something or you want to modify information that you provided during the medical screening, you should inform the blood bank as soon as possible.
The safety of the patient depends on it.