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Learn more about donating blood:

Learn more about donating blood:

Requirements for Blood donors?

Anyone can do it: Enjoy good health Be over 18 and under 65, weigh more than 50 kilos If you have any doubt, consult with the medical team. Remember that at least two months must elapse between each donation. Do not forget to carry ID, passport or ID… and THERE IS NO NEED TO BE IN FASTING. The only fasting that must be done is dairy and fat. It is advisable to take an infusion with some solid. Some examples: -Te or mate cooked, with 2 or 3 toasts and jam (the lighter the toast the better). -Té or mate cooked with cereals (cereals without milk, eat them alone). – Tea or mate cooked with some fruit (plum for example).

INFORMATION THAT MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE DONOR Identity document: ID number, ID, passport Personal data: address, telephone number, etc. Health status: personal interview, individual and totally confidential with health team personnel. Confirm that you understand the information that is provided about the donation. The information provided by the donor must be honest and in good faith.

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How often can you donate blood?
The law allows you to donate blood every 8 weeks. Currently, only one of the components of the blood can be donated. If you donate plasma or platelets you can do as often as 2 times a week (maximum 6 times a month).

What is safe blood?
Safe blood is one that does not contain viruses, parasites, drugs, alcohol and chemical substances that can cause damage or diseases to the patient receiving the blood.
By “safe blood” it should not be understood only that which has been subjected to tests to detect diseases. “Safe blood” also has to do with individual and collective responsibility at all levels: that of the donors, the providers of the blood services and also that of the governments.
The blood donated in a disinterested way for love of neighbor is SAFE BLOOD.

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What motivates people to donate blood?
According to the motivations that lead a person to donate blood, donors can be classified into:

· Volunteer donors (altruistic).

· Replacement Donors (donate to a relative or acquaintance).

· Autologous donors (donate to themselves, before being operated on, if the doctor authorizes it).

· Paid Donors (prohibited by law).

What is an altruistic blood donor?
An “altruistic donor” is a person of high human condition, capable of offering well-being, health and hope, in exchange for the only satisfaction of knowing how to be generous by giving life to who needs it.

Can I get AIDS for donating blood?
DO NOT. You can not get ANY DISEASE to make a blood donation, since the material used in the donation is new, single-use and completely sterile.

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Will I be weak? Will they give me dizziness?
The amount of blood that is drawn (usually 400-450ml) is the same for men and women and does not affect your health or strength.

In fact, the determination of hemoglobin that is done in the doctor’s office before donating, will indicate that you have enough red blood cells.
Dizziness is very rare and occurs in some people that being very emotional may not have been previously aware.

Donating blood makes you fat?
This is the most common myth. Donating blood does not make you fat or lose weight. It is neither good nor bad for health “, it is good as an act of solidarity.

Does the blood expire?
It has different maturities depending on its components. The red blood cells last up to 45 days, the plasma and the cryoprecipitates 1 year and the platelets 5 days.

Who has tattoos can donate blood?
People who have had tattoos must wait a year to be a donor.

Can people who have hepatitis be blood donors?
Those who had hepatitis before 10 years of age can be blood donors without any problem.

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