Thursday 24 September, 2020

Blood Collecting Centre implements an appointment system post-COVID

National Blood Collecting Centre (FILE)

National Blood Collecting Centre (FILE)

COVID-19 has forced the local Blood Collection Centre to implement and enforce an appointment system.

Previously, walk-ins were welcomed and encouraged but that's no more.

A press release was issued by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital indicating that due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the National Blood Collecting Centre, located at Ladymeade Gardens in St Michael, has this new system.

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How to make an appointment?

Persons desirous of donating blood are asked to call 429-4307 or 836-7993 to make an appointment. These volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 70, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.

Only persons who have made an appointment and are scheduled to donate blood will be allowed access to the facility, as such, volunteers are asked to visit the Centre unaccompanied.

Hours of operations

The National Blood Collecting Centre will continue to operate between 8 am and 3.15 pm on weekdays, and 8 am and 12 noon on Saturdays.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Board of Management apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

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