Blood Bank

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Our Blood Bank is responsible for collecting, storing, processing and distributing blood and blood components for medical use. Its main objective is to ensure the supply of safe and compatible blood for transfusions, medical procedures and treatments that require them.

Our Blood Bank Services

Our Hospital has spaces dedicated to the collection and processing of blood and its components, fully equipped to provide the best care with quality and safety.

If you are interested in donating, please consider the following requirements:

  • You must weigh more than 50 kg.
  • You must be between 18 and 65 years old.
  • You must have your identification document at hand.
  • You must be in good health at the time of donation.
  • Tattoos, acupuncture and piercings must be at least six months old.
  • You must not have visited a malaria endemic area in the last four months.

You must not have had a new sexual partner in the last six months or engaged in sexual behaviors that may have a high risk of infectious disease transmission.

When can you NOT donate blood?

  • When you have flu, fever, infections, diarrhea or vomiting.
  • When you have diseases that can be transmitted through blood.
  • When you have or are at risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections.
  • If you are pregnant or have not been 8 weeks since natural childbirth or 1 year since delivery by cesarean section.
  • When you have had surgeries or transfusions less than one year.

How to donate blood?

Blood donation is a four-step process that takes only 20 minutes.

  • At the beginning of the process, we will verify your identity and information after filling out a questionnaire that will allow us to know valuable information for the donation.
  • We will perform a simple medical examination to know your health status.
  • We will use single-use, totally sterile material to extract 450 ml of blood, which is equivalent to one bag.
  • After the donation, you will rest for a short time and receive a snack to help you in the process of recovery and reincorporation.

You can also donate platelets!

Platelets are the blood cells responsible for clotting. Platelet donation by apheresis is a procedure in which platelets are separated from the blood through special equipment for this process.

Donating your platelets benefits patients with leukemia, hematological diseases and bone marrow transplant patients.

This procedure takes approximately two hours and does not represent any risk for the donor. To do so, the same requirements of conventional blood donation must be met and additionally allow for a test to measure the donor's platelet count.

Contact us

Contact our Blood Bank at (604) 445 9040 or (604) 445 9064.

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