The National Blood Donation Center (EKEA) is calling on young and old voluntary blood donors to meet the needs of this difficult period and to attend the voluntary blood donation which will take place on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 November, at the Seraphio in the Municipality of Athens.
Faced with a winter full of challenges for the National Health System, while the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is still here, the National Blood Donor Center continues its out-of-hospital excursion plan to get closer to the blood donor volunteer. The aim is to overcome the problems created during the pandemic, when there was less voluntary blood donation to hospital blood donation services, leading to a significant reduction in the country’s blood supply and creating serious problems for them. patients who need to be transfused.
Blood test at the Serafio of the Municipality of Athens (19 Ehelidon and 144 Piraeus – www.serafio.gr), from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, will be carried out exclusively by specialized personnel and all units of blood that will be collected will be available to cover patient transfusions in all hospitals in the country.
All necessary measures to protect voluntary blood donors will be taken for the blood donation.
– Provision of personal protective equipment provided by EODY (masks, gloves, antiseptic) for staff and voluntary blood donors who will participate.
– Sterilization in blood donation chairs.
– Respect the distances between the blood donation chairs.
– Telephone appointments, in order to avoid overcrowding.
Blood donors can make an appointment until Friday 19/11 at tel. 2132146726-16, every day (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).
Blood donors who have been vaccinated as part of the National Immunization Program can donate blood if they feel well. If they have mild reactions after vaccination, they can donate blood seven days after the onset of symptoms.
To donate blood, you will need:
– To be 18-65 years old.
– Eat a light meal before donating blood.
– Have slept at least five hours.
– If he had a tattoo or a piercing, four months have passed.