1-Blood donor should be in good general health condition at the time of blood donation.
2- Age should be between 18- 65 years.
3- Weight not less than 50 Kg.
4- Blood pressure should be between 60/ 100 to 100/ 180 mm Hg.
5- Pulse rate between 60-100 pulses/minute.
6- Body temperature not more than 37°C.
The four steps of blood donation
Whole blood donation is completed in four steps. The entire process, from registration to refreshments takes 60 minutes to 1 hour. The blood collection takes approximately 8 -10 minutes.
Step 1: Registration
Upon arrival to the blood center or mobile drive you will be asked for a photo ID ( Official ID with photo) and you will be given a registration form to be complete along with some educational material about blood donation.
Step 2: Health history interview and brief physical examination
A qualified staff will withdraw a small amount of blood to test your hemoglobin level, to ensure that you are eligible to donate, following the blood test, the doctor will ask you health history question in a private and confidential interview, then your blood pressure, temperature, pulse will be checked to ensure that you are eligible to donate blood.
Step 3: The donation
The qualified staff will prepare the venipuncture site and gently insert the sterile needle. Approximately half a pint of blood will be collected. This takes about 10 minutes. After the blood draw is complete the staff member will gently remove the needle and place sterile bandage on your arm.
Step 4: Rest and refreshments
Once blood donation is complete we ask you to have a rest for 15 minutes while having some snacks and beverages. This rest time allows your body to adjust to the slight decrease of the fluid. After the rest period you may resume your normal activates, through strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours.
To donate blood in blood donation centers or mobile blood donation vehicles
Al Baraha Hospital – Dubai
Al Dhid Hospital – Sharjah
Khorfakkan Hospital – Sharjah
Kalba Hopital – Sharjah
Sheikh Khalifa Hospital – Ajman
Umm Al Quwain Hosptial
Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital – Ras Al Khaima
Saqar Hospital – Ras Al Khaima
Dibba Al Fujairah Hospital
You can donate blood in the blood donation center in Sharjah or blood donation vehicles in addition to blood banks in most of MOH hospitals (refer to location map).
Medical Director - Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of blood donation clinic, Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center.Email: email@example.com
Fax number: 065357073