The Red Cross Center for Blood Transfusion is coming to Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus for a blood donation campaign.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
A mobile unit will be at the main entrance of PRH, Avenida del Valle 28.
The donation process is clean, fast and safe. First you will fill out a form for your own safety and the person receiving blood. After a brief doctor check up you will lay comfortably for the blood to be drawn. After a few minutes of resting and a snack, you will be able to continue with your regular activity.
DONATE BLOOD – GIVE LIFE! There is no artificial substitute for blood.
On the day of donation, don’t forget to
EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST AND STAY HIDRATED
BRING YOUR NIE; DNI or PASSPORT
Who can donate blood?
The first thing to have is willingness to do it. However there are some conditions prescribed by law in order to protect both the lives of the person giving and the person receiving blood.
Generally speaking you may donate if:
- You are over 18 years old and you have your DNI, NIE or Passport with you.
- You weigh more than 50 kg, 110 lbs.
- You feel healthy.
- You have NOT donated in the last two months.
You MAY donate blood if:
- You have your period and you are feeling well.
- You are taking oral contraceptives.
- You have taken aspirin and/or anti-inflammatory pills. (If this is the case you should tell the doctor during the initial check up.)
- You are allergic to dust or you have hay fever.
- You have had acupuncture with disposable needles.
- You have high blood pressure, even if you are taking medication if at the time of the donation your blood pressure is fine.
- You are allergic to antibiotics.
You CANNOT donate blood if:
- You have type B or type C hepatitis, AIDS or any other sickness that may be transmitted by blood transfusions.
- You are a diabetic who needs insulin.
- You have epilepsy.
- You have a severe and chronic illness.
- You lived in the United Kingdom for an extended period of 12 months or more between 1980 and 1996.
You may NOT donate THIS TIME if:
- You have had a flu shot within the past 24 hours.
- You have had minor surgery within the past week.
- You have had major surgery within the past 4 months.
- You have had an endoscopy within the past 4 months.
- You have been tattooed or have had a piercing within the past 4 months.