What are the steps of the Blood Donation?

  • Eat and drink healthy foods.
  • Do not leave until advised by the staff
  • Drinks lots of fluids.
  • No alcohol
  • No smoking for 2 hours
  • If any bleeding from the phlebotomy site: raise arm and apply pressure.
  • If there is reaction (fainting/dizziness) lay down or sit.
  • If symptoms persist come back to the donor center or call directly at 44391081/1082.
  • If you work certain jobs e.g. construction workers, or any heavy duty or activities do not resume immediately.
  • Remove bandage after a few hours
  • If any doubts that your blood might not be completely safe for transfusion to patient, kindly contact the donor unit physician at any of the above numbers mentioned. All information will remain confidential.