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BLOOD DONATION

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THE UAE

DUBAI

  • Blood Donation Centre (BDC), Al Wasl Hospital
  • Call: 04 2192331
  • Time: Sun- Thurs 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • To host a blood drive:
  • Call: 04 2193338
  • Al Baraha Hospital
  • Call: 2710000

ABU DHABI

  • Abu Dhabi Blood Bank
  • Call: 02 6656508
  • Time: Sun- Thurs 7:00am – 8:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

SHARJAH

  • Sharjah Blood Transfuion and Research Center
  • Call: 06 5582111
  • Time: Sun – Thurs 7:30am – 7:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am – 1:30pm
  • To organise a campaign of 40+ people, call 06 5582111

AL AIN

  • Blood Bank, Al Tawam Hospital
  • Call: 03 7075212

ONLINE

  • UAEDonors.com is a helpful resource for both donors and recipients. You can either register as a donor and keep track of upcoming blood drives via the site. Those in need of blood can make requests and access the donor database.

KUWAIT

KUWAIT CITY

BAHRAIN

MANAMA

SAUDI ARABIA

RIYADH

JEDDAH

  • King Abdulaziz Hospital
  • 06-637-5555__ext1229
  • Working hours: 8:00-7:00p.m.

AL KHUBAR

  • Blood Bank of King Fahd University Hospital

DAMMAM

QATAR

DOHA

OMAN

MUSCAT

DOS AND DON'TS FOR BLOOD DONORS

Here is a list of ideal donors and those who may be deferred temporarily or permanently from donating blood.

Those who can donate blood should:

  • Be residents of the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, & Oman.
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 60
  • Have a minimum weight of 45kg
  • Not have donated blood in the last 90 days
  • Not be suffering from any infectious diseases, influenza or taking antibiotics
  • Those who can never donate their blood are:
  • Hepatitis B and C patients
  • HIV positive patients
  • Diabetics who are insulin or pill dependent. However, those who can control sugar levels through diet and exercise can donate
  • Alcoholics and drug addicts
  • Temporary deferrals on people who:
  • Have had dental work done in the last five weeks
  • Are taking antibiotics
  • Have smoked or consumed alcohol in the last 72 hours
  • Have had tattoos or ear piercing done in the present year
  • Pregnant women
  • Anaemic patients who can replenish their haemoglobin can come back for donation later
  • When you visit a camp for donation, you should have:
  • Had plenty of fluids
  • Eaten nutritious food
  • Had a good night's sleep
  • Refrained from smoking or drinking
  • After donation
  • You must continue to lie on the bed with your feet raised above the level of your body for ten minutes Leave the bandage on for four hours
  • Drink extra fluids for the next three days, especially the first four hours after donation
  • Have a protein-rich diet and rest, which means not taking extra stress of work or driving