On World Blood Donor Day and for the anniversary of the Red Cross this June 10 there will be a national day that seeks to promote voluntary blood donation.
Within the framework of the 143rd anniversary of the Argentine Red Cross, founded on June 10, 1880, and for World Blood Donor Day, which is commemorated on June 14, a blood drive will be held to encourage people – who meet the necessary requirements – to donate blood. The activity takes place under the motto “Donate blood, save lives”.
What requirements are requested to donate blood?
As detailed by the Argentine Red Cross in its official announcement, to make a voluntary blood donation it is necessary to be between 18 and 65 years of age, weigh at least 50 kilos and be in good health. It is necessary to have the DNI when approaching the donation center.
It is important to bear in mind that to donate blood you must eat and hydrate well and have rested for at least six hours straight. In addition, you must not have had a fever or have suffered from any illness during the last week.
Those who have undergone piercings, tattoos, implants or endoscopies, indicate that they must wait 12 months to donate blood.
After donating blood, eat the snack offered by the donation center to recover fluids and sugar. Also, it is recommended to avoid carrying weight and making sudden movements to avoid dizziness, avoid alcohol consumption and drink plenty of water.
What are the points to donate blood in the Province?
Lomas de Zamora: With the support of Hospital Gandulfo, Hospital Evita, Hospital Churruca – Saenz 749 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Quilmes: With the support of the Isidoro Iriarte Hospital – Olavarría 29
San Isidro: With the support of Fundación Hematológica Sarmiento – Rivadavia 454 from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
La Plata: With the support of the Regional Hemotherapy Center Calle 71, 26 and 27
San Nicolás: With the support of the Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos San Felipe – Sarmiento 32 from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Tandil: With the support of the Ramón Santamarina San Martin Municipal Hospital 452 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Information Promotion Points
Azul: with the support of the Maternal and Child Hospital – Burgos 185. The blood collection will take place on June 12.
Bahía Blanca: with the support of the Hospital Interzonal Dr. José Penna – Avenida Leandro N. Alem 1161. Alsina 425. The blood collection will take place on June 16.
San Fernando: with the support of the Petrona V de Cordero Hospital. Juan N. Madero 1199
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