Donating blood is a very meaningful thing to do. It shows individual responsibility to the community and that you assist people who are in need of blood. So, it’s worthy to participate as long as you can, since your blood that can save a life.
With the desire to support for the shortage of Ho Chi Minh City Blood Bank, FV Hospital in collaboration with the Blood Transfusion and Haematology Hospital will organise the 8th “Give Blood – Give Hope” programme. This is also an occasion for everyone to send a gracious gesture and receive the joy from sharing.
The programme is open to staff, patients, family members and anyone who meets the requirements to donate blood as detailed below:
- 7:30 am to 12:00 pm, Friday, 22 July, 2022
- Auditorium, 3rd Floor – F Building
Each participant will receive a gift including:
- Cash travel expenses 50,000VND/person
- Snacks + drinks on site
- Certificate of Humanitarian Blood Donation
- Canned milk
- Blood donors between 18 and 60, healthy, over 45kg and not suffering from blood-borne infectious diseases, chronic or acute diseases of the respiratory and circulatory system
- People who have been vaccinated for more than 7 days and those who are confirmed to have recovered from COVID-19 over 10 days
- Blood donors must bring identification documents (ID/passport) and complete all information in the registration form at the blood donation area.
- FV Hospital staff should register to donate blood with their Manager or Team Leader before 19th July to ensure smooth operation on the day
Notes before and after giving blood:
- Do not stay up late and do not drink alcohol the night before blood donation.
- Do not drive long distances, carry heavy loads, undertake manual labour or play strenuous sports on the day of blood collection or until you feel well.
- Blood donors must bring their ID/passport when donating blood.
- Have a snack (low protein, low fat); and drink plenty of water (300–500 ml) before donating blood.
- Eat enough and drink plenty of water 24 hours after donating blood.
- Lie down/sit down for 10 minutes after donating blood.
- Squeeze the haemostatic cotton pad on injections site for 10 minutes, and keep the bandage in place for 4-6 hours.
- Lie down with your head low and your legs elevated if you feel dizzy, tired, or nauseous.
- Apply cold towels and ice if the injection site is swollen or bruised.
- Follow the 5K principle when participating in blood donation, to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19