Blood Donation Process

Category: Donate Blood

BEFORE...

 

Registration

This will be done by a donor clerk. A questionnaire will be given requiring the donors bio data, medical and social history. 

The whole donation process is treated with maximum confidentiality. 

 

 Weight Check.

The minimum weight requirement for a blood donor is 50 Kilograms.

  • Blood Pressure and Haemoglobin (Hb) Check.

The blood donor nurse will check;

  • Your blood pressure.
  • Your Hb level ; The minimum Hb level of a blood donor is 12.5 grams per deciliter.

As a health and safety precaution, individuals who do not meet the minimum donation requirements are deferred.

During...

  • You will be ushered to your donation couch.
  • The phlebotomist will prop you in a comfortable position and insert a sterilized need to your arm veins
  • you will be given a stress-ball to squeeze so as to pump the blood effortlessly for a maximum of 10 minutes
  • One pint of blood or 450 mls is collected. The human body carries 5 - 6 litres of blood.

After...

You will be served with refreshments ( a drink and a snack) for fluid replacement and to boost your energy

You are advised to rest for at least 5 minutes to allow your blood flow to stabilize.

 

 

 

Quick Contacts

Location:

Ground Floor, Kedong House
Junction of Lenana Rd. & Ralph Bunche Rd.
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 -020-2738418 / 26
Mobile: +254-