Thursday 17 October, 2019

Blood donations urgently needed

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Blood Bank is issuing an urgent appeal for O negative blood donations. Donated blood products will help replenish the QEH Blood Bank’s supply to ensure that blood products are readily available for patients with serious medical needs such as cancers, blood disorders, premature babies, cardiac procedures and trauma victims.

Volunteers between the ages of 18 and 70, who weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in generally good health are asked to donate blood at the National Blood Collecting Centre located at Ladymeade Gardens, St. Michael, between 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on weekdays or 8 a.m. and 12 noon on Saturdays.

Additionally, the Board of Management wishes to advise the general public that the National Blood Collecting Centre will be closed on Saturday the 5th, 12th and 19th of October to facilitate industrial works. During this time the Centre will maintain its standard hours of operation, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:15 P.M.

The Board of Management of the QEH regrets any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of the National Blood Collecting Centre, and look forward to continued cooperation from the general public.

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