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Weekend causes a 20% drop in the volume of blood donations

Ministry of Health encourages people to donate, even when traveling, to replenish stocks of blood centers

 
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The holidays mean long concern for blood centers in the country. At these times, when many people travel to enjoy the weekend stretched, the volume of donations comes to fall 20%. Therefore, the Ministry of Health asks the public to help replenish blood in this Holy Week. The Blood Center of Brasilia, for example, will be closed on Friday (6), Friday of the Passion, but will reopen on Saturday (7).

Even those traveling this holiday weekend can donate blood. Donors should seek the nearest health facility where he is spending the holiday and get information about the service. You must present a photo ID, weigh over 50 kilograms (kg) and be between 18 and 67 years. Adolescents aged 16 or 17 years can also donate blood, provided that formally authorized by the parents or legal guardians.

To donate, it is not necessary to fast, but the donor must meet a minimum rest period of six hours. And you can not drink alcohol 12 hours prior to donation. You should also avoid smoking at least two hours before making the donation. Anyone who takes prescription drugs or continuously to inform themselves, in their own health center, on restrictions on blood donation.

People who contracted hepatitis after 11 years of age, who are exposed to sexually transmitted diseases or who had sex without a condom with a partner unknown, pregnant or nursing women, and drug users can not donate blood.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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