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Health personnel join the altruistic blood donation

With an invitation to medical, nursing, social work, administration and administrative personnel, to show solidarity through altruistic blood donation, this Wednesday the General Hospital of the West (HGO), known as “Zoquipan”, and the State Center of Blood Transfusion (CETS), carried out an extramural blood donation campaign.

“It is an action that transcends, that saves lives, a different way of contributing to society,” said the general director of the “Zoquipan” Hospital, Manuel Alejandro Barajas Zambrano, at the opening of the conference that took place on the esplanade of this hospital institution.

The call was answered by sixty health workers who, from an early hour, came to the mobile unit to carry out the evaluation studies prior to the altruistic blood donation. Staff from the HGO, the Jalisco Institute of Mental Health (Salme), the State Health Councils and the Institute for Pain Relief and Palliative Care of the State of Jalisco (PALIA) participated.

The director of the CETS, Patricia de la Mora López, thanked the altruistic blood donors and invited the population to donate at any time of the year. The donation of this tissue could save up to four lives: “We divide the blood, we can obtain platelets, we can obtain erythrocyte concentrate; which is the red part of the blood, to obtain plasma and cryoprecipitate”.

Mora López highlighted the importance of breaking myths that exist around donation: “Many people thought that if they had already had a tattoo or a piercing they could not donate, now we know that if four months have passed they can donate, likewise, people with diabetes who do not use insulin and controlled hypertensive people can be donors”.

TO KNOW

  • If you want to donate blood altruistically, you can go to the CETS and arrive without an appointment.

  • The average time is 40 minutes from admission to completion of the donation process.

  • So far in 2022, the CETS has captured 5,102 total blood donations (family, directed and altruistic).

Requirements to be a blood donor

  • Be between 18 and 65 years old

  • Minimum weight of 50 kilograms

  • Being generally healthy and feeling well (no cold, cough, headache, or stomach ache)

  • Fasting minimum of 4 hours

  • Not having suffered from hepatitis, syphilis, cancer, heart disease or living with HIV/AIDS

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages in the last 48 hours

For more information, contact 33-1095-1562, appointments on the website www.cetsjalisco.org, or go to CETS, located at Av. Zoquipan no. 1050, next to the General Hospital of the West, in Zapopan.

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