Steps of Blood Donation

The act of blood donation also involves a logical and well-structured process in order to provide security and comfort to the donor.

Follow below steps to donate blood:

  • Register

    The candidate for blood donation informs your data and get a code that will be used throughout the process of blood donation.

    The attendant checks with the blood donor if the data are correct, such as address, phone, email and zip code.

  • Anemia Test

    This test is done to check whether the candidate possesses the donation hemoglobin level "within normal limits". If you are below or above the normal range, the candidate is advised to look for health services. People with anemia cannot donate.

  • Vital signs and weight

    Heart rate, blood pressure, weight and temperature of the candidate are verified.

  • Clinical Screening

    The candidate will participate in a confidential interview, in order to assess whether blood donation can bring risks to the candidate or to the receiver. It is fundamental to answer the questions correctly and honestly.

  • Vote of self-exclusion

    The donor makes a confidential way, answering YES or NO to the following question: "You present risk for sexually transmitted diseases?" Whatever the answer, the blood will be collected and all tests will be performed. However, if the answer is YES, regardless of the outcome of these tests, the bag is discarded.

  • Blood Collection

    Antiseptic solution is applied at the area where the puncture will be made. Blood collection is completely safe, are used a sterile needle, single use and disposable, to collect about 450ml of blood, and samples for conducting examinations required by law.

  • Snack

    After the donation, the donor receives a snack and a juice, which should be consumed in the canteen collection station.

    Some post-donation guidelines:

    • - keep the bandage in area for at least 4 hours;
    • - don't drink alcohol;
    • - avoid physical effort; and
    • - drink plenty of fluids.
  • The path of the bag

    The donated blood is tested for hepatitis B and C, HIV, HTLV I and II, syphilis and Chagas disease. If one of these tests presents result changed, the donated blood will not be used for transfusion and the donor should be asked to return to Pró-Sangue Foundation of repeat tests.

    In the event of inadequate samples, the donor will also be called to repeat the tests.

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