Blood donation is a noble act that contributes to saving thousands of lives without causing harm to donor. Every year Abu Dhabi Blood Bank supplies more than 15000 units of blood (a total of over 25000 blood products) to help save the lives of patients, one of them may be your family member!
Each unit of donated blood saves the lives of three people, as each unit of blood can be separated into several components (Red /blood Cells, Plasma, Platelets and Cryoprecipitate). The United Arab Emirates is lucky to have a central system for the collection and distribution of blood and blood products for all hospitals in the country.
Any healthy adult male or female between the age of 18 – 65 years, who weights at least 50kg and is not under a doctor’s care for any serious problem, can be a donor.
Any person who needs blood will benefit from the blood unit you donate; such as:
- Accidents victims
- Fire victims
- Anemia patients (Thalassemia and Sickle Cell disease)
- Patients with bleeding disorders (Haemophilia)
- Patients undergoing surgeries
- Cancer Patients
Please note that Abu Dhabi blood bank does not support the practice of direct blood donation because of the risks associated with this practice.
Every 2 to 3 months. So consider being a regular donor!
The blood donation process is totally safe. The health team at Abu Dhabi Blood Bank will assess you to ensure your safety. A little bruise may appear at the pricking point and your body will compensate the volume of blood you have donated in 24 hours. It is not possible to acquire any disease through donating blood because new, disposable, sterilized equipment is used for each donation. A very small number of donors (less than 0.5%) experience slight discomfort during or immediately after donation.
You can go to:
Abu Dhabi Blood Bank: Located on Al Khalidiyah Street
Call +971 2 8191700 for any inquiries.
Sunday to Thursday - 7:00 to 21:00
Saturday – 8:00 to 13:00
Friday – CLOSED
• Or any of the other centers around the country.
• The Mobile Blood Bank: Some Government and Private organizations and universities make special arrangements for their students and staff.
The only requirement is proper ID (Driving license, UAE Identity Card, photocopy of passport, any proof of UAE residency).
When you arrive to Abu Dhabi Blood Bank the health team will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire to help assess if you are eligible to donate blood.
They will also measure your:
- Blood pressure
If you are fit to donate they will take the unit of blood which is about 450ml (8% of the total blood volume of the donor).
It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to donate the unit of blood and the whole procedure takes 45 minutes of your time. (After the donation you will be asked to rest a few minutes and refreshments are served to supply quick energy). Before leaving you will be advised to drink plenty of fluids for the next 24 hours and to be cautious not to lift heavy objects.
As a matter of routine all blood products will be tested for a number of infectious diseases including HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis to ensure that the donated blood to patients is safe.