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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hospital San Juan de Dios NEEDS BLOOD DONORS

HOSPITAL SAN JUAN de DIOS NEEDS BLOOD DONORS


Expats CAN donate, AS LONG AS THEY CAN PROVE THEIR RESIDENCY (their cedula).

Authorities from the blood bank at San Juan de Dios Hospital in San Jose this Wednesday asked for blood donors to supply the medical center’s reserves.

Doctors said the bank is in need of all blood types, especially O+/O-positive.

Anyone interested in helping the blood bank can go from Monday to Thursday from 7am-2pm, and Fridays - 7am-noon.

Donors must be between 18 and 65 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds/50 kilograms and be in good health. Doctors say fasting is unnecessary, and a light breakfast is recommended.

Doctors also made these recommendations:

•  A donor needs to prove he or she is a resident of Costa Rica (expats can donate too as long as they have an ID proving their residency [aka Cedula]).

•  Having a cold, taking certain medications or being pregnant will prevent an eligible donor from being able to donate temporarily. People with tattoos done in the previous 12 months will not be able to donate.

•  People also cannot donate if they have ever injected drugs, are HIV-positive or have AIDS or hepatitis.

For more information, call 2-547-8429.



(I wonder if they give donuts after???  My FAVORITE part of donating!!)

1 comment:

Fanci Pants said...

I'll try and do this!! So important! I'll spread the word!