Blood Donor International
BLOOD DONATIONS SAVE LIVES!
I would ask you to take a couple of minutes to review the information below. It gives a brief overview of the donation process. More detailed information is available in our tri-fold pamphlet.
If you have received a Blood Donor Identification Card, please bring this with you each time that you donate blood.
1. You will be asked to fill out a Health Screening Questionnaire. This may be done online in advance or one of our staff can assist you at the time of planned blood donation. This is a confidential form and you need not discuss the information contained on this form with anyone but the doctor or medic who is determining your eligibility to donate blood. You are encouraged to fill out this form in private and to respect the privacy of others who are doing the same.
2. After completing the Health Screening Questionnaire, you will have your vital signs obtained.
3. You will then proceed to a waiting area from which you will be called back individually to a consultation room in order to discuss eligibility and any other questions or concerns that you may have. If you are eligible to donate blood, your registration paperwork will be completed and signed by the doctor or medic performing the evaluation.
4. Your blood donor screening questionnaire will be stored securely for our records.
5. You will then be directed to a waiting area and when space is available you will have your blood drawn. Your registration paperwork will be verified and you will be asked to provide two labels in order to label your Blood Collection Bag and a pilot tube for screening blood tests.
6. Some individuals may become anxious and it is not unusual to feel mildly lightheaded when you donate blood. In rare instances, some individuals may actually feel like they will faint. This is not harmful to you; however, you should inform a member of our staff if at any point you do not feel well. We can then intervene in order to get you feeling back to your usual self.
7. After you have donated blood you will be directed to a recovery area supervised by one of our nurses. You should have something to eat and drink and will be observed for 10-20 minutes (or until you are feeling well). If at any point, you do not feel well or have any questions or concerns, please consult with a member of our staff.
8. Before leaving the Blood Donation Recovery Area you must be cleared and signed out by the recovery nurse.
9. Your blood will be transported to the National Blood Transfusion Center of Cambodia where it will be screened for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and malaria. If any of these blood borne diseases are encountered, you will be contacted and counseled in a confidential manner. Blood is separated into its individual components which are then stored in the Blood Bank for future use.