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Who is eligible to donate blood?

Healthy individuals between the ages of 17 and 70 Must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds Have not had a tattoo or body piercing within the past 12 months Must not be pregnant or nursing Have no had major dental…

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What Should I Know Before Giving Blood?

You must be between the ages of 17 and 70. You must be in a healthy condition – no existing infections Diabetics are eligible if they are controlled by diet or oral medication. Diabetics who use insulin are not eligible…

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How Does Donating Blood Help?

Donating blood can help: People who go through disasters or emergency situations People who lose blood during major surgeries People who have lost blood because of a gastrointestinal bleed Women who have serious complications during pregnancy or childbirth People with…

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Why Should I Give Blood?

When blood is needed to save human lives, human beings must donate it! Unfortunately only 3% of eligible persons actually donate blood, so your donation is important. It is estimated that more than 60% of our population will require a…

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What is Blood; How Much Do I Have?

Blood is a precious natural resource each of us has in our bodies. The average size man has about 12 pints; an average size woman about 9 pints. Transfusion of blood and blood components is the most successful human transplant…

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Can I wash my clothes?

Our wards do not have laundry facilities for patients, so we ask you to send your personal washing home with relatives or friends.

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