Welcome to the largest Blood Donors portal for the UAE. Official launch on 21 June 2015

Questions

  1. Why should I donate blood?
  2. Who all can donate blood?
  3. Are there any situations when I cannot donate blood?
  4. Is blood donation bad for my body?
  5. Do all blood groups match with each other?
  6. How often can I donate Blood
  7. How long does a blood donation take?
  8. How long will it take to replenish the pint of blood which I donate?
  9. Is it safe to donate blood?
  10. I got a call / mail from someone requesting blood. What should I do?

Why should I donate blood?

There is a severe shortage of blood during certain periods in the UAE. By donating blood, you are actually saving the life of your fellow being. Be a life donor by donating blood. In addition, it is also healthy for you to donate blood so that fresh blood is formed in your body.

 

Who all can donate blood?

Anybody who is healthy and is of age between 18-60 years who has not donated in the last 3 months (ideally) can donate blood. For a detailed eligibility criteria, please CLICK HERE

 

Are there any situations when I cannot donate blood?

There are some situations where you cannot donate blood, some in one's own interest (low Haemoglobin, poor health etc) and some in public interest ( in case of some specific diseases in the recent past). You can get all the details HERE

 

Is blood donation bad for my body?

Absolutely not! You are donating just 10% of your blood which will get replenished with fresh blood very fast. In fact, donating blood is good for your body as it helps generate fresh blood and is good for your heart. To view all the benefits of blood donation for the donor, CLICK HERE

 

Do all blood groups match with each other?

No. They donot. Each blood group matches with specific blood groups only. Hence the donor blood is cross matched with the receipient blood before the actual blood transfusion. To know more about different blood groups and their compatability with each other, CLICK HERE

 

How often can I donate Blood

You have to wait at least eight weeks (56 days) between donations of whole blood and 16 weeks (112 days) between double red cell donations. However it is advised that ideally, whole blood should be donated only after three months from the date of previous donation.

However, platelet donors can give every 7 days up to 24 times every year.

 

How long does a blood donation take?

Though the actual donation of a pint of whole blood unit takes just eight to 10 minutes, the entire process of blood donation takes about one hour and 15 minutes. The exact time varies slightly with each person depending on several factors including the donor's health history and attendance at the blood donation camps.

 

How long will it take to replenish the pint of blood which I donate?

The plasma from your donation is replaced within about 24 hours.Red cells need about four to six weeks for complete replacement.That is why at least eight weeks are required between whole blood donations. However it is advised that ideally, whole blood should be donated only after three months from the date of previous donation.

 

Is it safe to donate blood?

Donating blood is a safe process. Each donor's blood is collected through a new, sterile needle that is used once and then discarded. Although most people feel fine after donating blood, a very small number of people may feel lightheaded or dizzy, have an upset stomach or experience a bruise or pain where the needle was inserted.

 

I got a call / mail from someone requesting blood. What should I do?

Please ascertain where the need for blood is. Blood can be donated only at designated Blood donation centres in the UAE (Click to see the list). Please take somebody along with you so that you can have company when you come back after donation.


 
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