BLOOD DONORS ASSOCIATION
Donor who volunteers to donate blood will be asked to register by filling a Medical Questionnaire and ensure that they understand the Donor Information Leaflet. You will be asked for your name as on your ID, address, date of birth, telephone numbers as well as a history of your health including your lifestyle and behaviour. This will be entered in Blood Bank Computerized Management System or database. Information of each and every donor is stored securely on the database. Donor Assessment A Blood Bank Officer or Blood Bank Nursing Staff will ask you questions about your health and lifestyle to determine if you are eligible to donate blood. This procedure is very important to ensure that it is safe for for patients to receive your blood. Sometimes, you may feel disappointed for not being able to donate or deferred permanently due to medical conditions and other criteria. But if you are eligible to donate blood next time, Blood Bank Staff will kindly request you to schedule your blood donation within a month or more or if you have undergone a major surgery (heart surgery for example are deferred permanently) to wait at least a year. A diabetic patient on insulin (injection) cannot donate blood. However, a diabetic patient on tablets CAN give blood, so is a person with high blood pressure (HBP). For a HBP person, it is acceptable as long as your blood pressure is below 180 systolic (first number) and below 100 diastolic (second number) at the time of donation. Medications for high blood pressure do not disqualify you from donating. HB or Hemoglobin Testing A small drop is taken from your fingertip to check if your HB level allows you to donate. it is a Pain-free Lancet with a small Nneedle. Donation After the nursing staff has cleared the donation area on your forearm, a needle attached to the blood bag will be inserted. You may feel a light prick less painful than a mosquito bite! 450ml of blood will be collected and two vials will be filled to do laboratory tests. One for Cross-Matching and the other one for TTI (Transfusion Transmitted Infection).
BLOOD DONORS ASSOCIATION
Donor who volunteers to donate blood will be asked to register by filling a Medical Questionnaire and ensure that they understand the Donor Information Leaflet. You will be asked for your name as on your ID, address, date of birth, telephone numbers as well as a history of your health including your lifestyle and behaviour. This will be entered in Blood Bank Computerized Management System or database. Information of each and every donor is stored securely on the database. Donor Assessment A Blood Bank Officer or Blood Bank Nursing Staff will ask you questions about your health and lifestyle to determine if you are eligible to donate blood. This procedure is very important to ensure that it is safe for for patients to receive your blood. Sometimes, you may feel disappointed for not being able to donate or deferred permanently due to medical conditions and other criteria. But if you are eligible to donate blood next time, Blood Bank Staff will kindly request you to schedule your blood donation within a month or more or if you have undergone a major surgery (heart surgery for example are deferred permanently) to wait at least a year. A diabetic patient on insulin (injection) cannot donate blood. However, a diabetic patient on tablets CAN give blood, so is a person with high blood pressure (HBP). For a HBP person, it is acceptable as long as your blood pressure is below 180 systolic (first number) and below 100 diastolic (second number) at the time of donation. Medications for high blood pressure do not disqualify you from donating. HB or Hemoglobin Testing A small drop is taken from your fingertip to check if your HB level allows you to donate. it is a Pain-free Lancet with a small needle. Donation After the nursing staff has cleared the donation area on your forearm, a needle attached to the blood bag will be inserted. You may feel a light prick less painful than a mosquito bite! 450ml of blood will be collected and two vials will be filled to do laboratory tests. One for Cross-Matching and the other one for TTI (Transfusion Transmitted Infection).