Blood bank

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Our Clinica Cardio AT count with one Blood Bank, created and established for its self-sufficiency. Its primary purpose is to obtain timely blood components for our patients and that meet all the quality requirements required by current legislation.. We are part of the national and departmental network of blood banks and we have the surveillance and control of INVIMA.

The Blood Bank plays a very important role in our work to save lives and we depend on hundreds of people who make their donations on a regular basis., voluntarily and altruistically.

If you are an individual donor: come to our blood bank in the street 78 B # 75-21 Robledo neighborhood Medellin.

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

More information on phones: 6043227090 ext. 4387-4145-4503 or to WhatsApp: 6043108424883.

You can also donate from the comfort of your home, ask us for home donation.

If you are an activist in your community: Call us and let's schedule a donation day together in your neighborhood or unit. Invite your friends, neighbors and acquaintances become heroes. We will move to the agreed site with all Biosecurity measures.

Blood is a vital substance that cannot be artificially manufactured and its only source is ourselves.. It is and will continue to be a necessary treatment for certain diseases, trauma, accidents, wounds, surgeries, etc.

Voluntary and consistent blood donation is the most important factor in obtaining safe blood, that gives patients the possibility of receiving a component that meets all quality requirements.

Donate blood it implies 30 minutes of our time, three or four times a year. With each donation many lives can be saved. Further, our body is rewarded by renewing blood cells and gives us the happiness of helping others.

It is a solidarity exercise that allows having blood and blood components ready to cover unexpected demand in case of emergencies..

It also increases the chances of receiving a safe and timely transfusion in case we are ourselves the ones who become patients at a certain time.

Frequently asked questions about donating blood

Requirements to donate blood

Donate blood yes:

1. You are healthy and have healthy lifestyle habits, i.e.: has a balanced diet, do regular exercise, have no symptoms or signs of disease and have safer sex.

2. If your age is between 18 and 65 years old.

3. If you have not had hepatitis after 10 year old.

4. He has not ingested liquor in the last 24 hours.

5. No tattoos, Mesotherapy, piercing or acupuncture in the last 6 months.

6. You do not have hypoglycemia or diabetes.

7. If you suffer from diseases like hypertension and / or asthma, must have them controlled.

8. you are not pregnant.

9. You do not suffer from the liver, heart and / or lungs.

10. You are not undergoing treatment for acne or cancer.

11. He has no drug problems.

12. You don't have HIV/AIDS, you do not have or have had hepatitis or syphilis.

Do not donate blood if:

1. You intend to use the blood donation to test yourself for HIV or other diseases. This puts other people's lives at risk.

2. Are you being forced or compromised to give somehow.

3. Do you think you will receive any financial benefit from donating blood.

4. You consider that your blood is not safe and that it puts the health of the person who receives it at risk.

How is the donation procedure?

Once the donor arrives at the blood bank, his duties and rights are explained to him.. After that, is given a format opt ​​letting you know, confidentially, if you have any risk factors or behaviors that prevent you from donating. If the donor does not find reasons to exclude himself, the process continues and you are given a survey in which you are asked a series of questions to identify if you have been at risk of contracting a disease or if, Conversely, you could have unexpected reactions during or after donating blood. This survey will be reviewed by a healthcare professional, same that will ask questions of the donor and, as well, will solve all your doubts.

It is essential that the answers are sincere and that the information is clear. There is no proof in the world that be made to the blood that is 100% effective; only his sincerity and his desire for help others, helps us ensure safe, good blood quality.

Then to answer all the questions, the donor must sign the survey and authorize the Blood Bank to apply the blood to those who need it, to perform the required tests and notify the health authority competent in case his blood has any positive result.

Finally, vital signs are taken from the donor (temperature, blood pressure and pulse), weight and hemoglobin. If all parameters are suitable, is accepted to the donor and the extraction of the blood is carried out.

A Once the donation is finished, recommendations are given for its care by 24 hours.

Yes have some kind of reaction, once you have left the donation site, you should contact the blood bank, in the same way if you have any symptoms of disease in 3 days after donation.

What are the benefits of blood donation?

  1. Regular blood donation is a stimulus for the production of new blood cells in the bone marrow; which they have greater capacity to carry oxygen to tissues.
  2. The periodic donation allows to maintain better reserves in the blood banks to meet the needs of the community.
  3. It is a solidarity exercise that allows to have blood and blood components processed to cover the unexpected demand in case of emergencies or tragedies.
  1. Voluntary donation is a universal altruistic act with which we help others have a new chance at life.
  2. Donating blood means feeling the satisfaction of giving something back to society and fulfilling our social duty.
  3. It also increases the chances of receiving a safe and timely transfusion in case we are ourselves the ones who become patients at a certain time.

Remember: DO NOT donate blood if:

  1. You intend to use the blood donation to test yourself for HIV or other diseases. This puts other people's lives at risk.
  2. Are you being forced or compromised to give somehow.
  3. You pretend to lie when answering the questions.
  4. Do you think you will receive any financial benefit from donating blood.
  5. You consider that your blood is not safe and that it puts the health of the person who receives it at risk.