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Donor Centers

  1. Centre Hospitalier Infiuss Tropicana/Odza
  2. Hôpital Central Yaoundé
  3. Hôpital Militaire Yaoundé
  4. Hôpital de la Caisse
  5. Hôpital de Seours Mvogbeti
  6. Hôpital Général
  7. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
  8. Hôpital Gynecolostétrique et pediatrique de Yaoundé

Who can donate blood?

Most people can give blood if they are in good health. There are some basic requirements one need to fulfill in order to become a blood donor. Below are some basic eligibility guidelines:

Age:

You are aged between 18 and 65.

Weight:

You weigh at least 50 kg.

Health:

You must be in good health at the time you donate. You cannot donate if you have a cold, flu, sore throat, cold sore, stomach bug or any other infection. If you have recently had a tattoo or body piercing you cannot donate for 6 months from the date of the procedure. If the body piercing was performed by a registered health professional and any inflammation has settled completely, you can donate blood after 12 hours. If you have visited the dentist for a minor procedure you must wait 24 hours before donating; for major work wait a month. You must not donate blood If you do not meet the minimum haemoglobin level for blood donation

Travel:

Travel to areas where mosquito-borne infections are endemic, e.g. malaria, dengue and Zika virus infections, may result in a temporary deferral .

Behaviours:

You must not give blood: If you engaged in “at risk” sexual activity in the past 12 months Individuals with behaviours below will be deferred permanently: Have ever had a positive test for HIV (AIDS virus) Have ever injected recreational drugs.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding:

Following pregnancy, the deferral period should last as many months as the duration of the pregnancy. It is not advisable to donate blood while breast-feeding. Following childbirth, the deferral period is at least 9 months (as for pregnancy) and until 3 months after your baby is significantly weaned (i.e. getting most of his/her nutrition from solids or bottle feeding).

Why donate blood?

Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.

The Donation Process

Registration

We’ll sign you in and go over basic eligibility. You’ll be asked to show ID, such as your driver’s license. You’ll read some information about donating blood. We’ll ask you for your complete address. Your address needs to be complete (including PO Box, street/apartment number) and the place where you will receive your mail 8 weeks from donation.

Health History

You’ll answer a few questions about your health history and places you’ve traveled, and personal health care Practices. You’ll tell us about any prescription and/or over the counter medications that may be in your system. We’ll check your temperature, pulse, blood pressure and heamoglobin level.

Your Donation

If you’re donating whole blood, we’ll cleanse an area on your arm and insert a brand new sterile needle for the blood draw. (This feels like a quick pinch and is over in seconds.) Other types of donations, such as platelets, are made using an apheresis machine which will be connected to both arms. A whole blood donation takes about 8-10 minutes, during which you’ll be seated comfortably or lying down. When approximately a pint of whole blood has been collected, the donation is complete and a staff person will place a bandage on your arm. For platelets, the apheresis machine will collect a small amount of blood, remove the platelets, and return the rest of the blood through your other arm; this cycle will be repeated several times over about 2 hours.

Refreshment and Recovery

After donating blood, you’ll have a snack and something to drink in the refreshment area. You’ll leave after 10-15 minutes and continue your normal routine. Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment knowing you are helping to save lives. Take a selfie, or simply share your good deed with friends. It may inspire them to become blood donors.

Donate Blood, save 3 lives.

Did you know that one bag of blood can go as far as saving 3 lives.
You can give blood at any of our blood donation venues all over Cameroon.

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