NewsLady Posted June 8, 2016 Share Posted June 8, 2016 Bonnie Williams husband Larry suffered a heart attack this past week end and now has internal bleeding and is in critical need of 2 units of A+ blood. He is in Chiriquí Hospital and if you can donate please go to the lab at Chiriquí. Below are the general requirements to be a blood donor. Thank You Hospice and Home Health Boquete 67819250 CRITERIA FOR DONATING BLOOD Criteria for donating blood at Chiriqui Hospital are: You must be between the ages of 18 and 65. You are generally ineligible when you become age 66. In a life or death situation, the doctor in charge of the patient may override this restriction. You may not give blood if you are allergic to penicillin. Men can only give blood every three months, women every four months. The difference is because men usually have a higher hematocrit than women. Infectious diseases: An active infection or any infection of any kind in the last 10 days, including dental, will disqualify you. A history of the following diseases will disqualify you: TB, malaria, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis of any kind, Chagras Disease, and Yellow fever. CMV and mononucleosis are OK if not recent. You must have normal blood pressure. Blood pressure medications are OK if your blood pressure is normal in the ER when you are screened. If your blood pressure drops below normal when you give blood, you cannot give again. You may not give blood if you have sickle cell anemia, or if you are diabetic. You must weigh more than 55 kilos (approximately 121 pounds by calculation). IV drug users are ineligible. Your blood will be tested by the lab for normal values and infectious diseases. You may be rejected as a donor by the ER doctor who screens you or by the lab Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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