Hamilton Aquatics lifesaving initiative in association with the Dubai Blood Donation Center is holding a blood donation drive.
Venue: Mobile Donation Van, Emicool Parking lot opposite Detroit House, Motor City. Dubai
Date: 25th May 2017
Timing: 9:00 am to 01:00 pm
Note: Please bring your Emirates ID or some form of identification with you.
Who can donate blood:
Most people can give blood. You can give blood if you:
- are fit and healthy
- weigh over 7 stone 12 lbs or 50kg
Benefits of donating blood:
- Helps prevents heart and liver ailments caused by iron overload
- Aids in weight loss of donors
- Helps to prevent cancer
- Lowers risk of hemochromatosis
- Boost production of new blood cells and promotes good health
Who cannot give blood:
- Donors below the age of 18 and above 60 and with weight lower than 110 lbs cannot donate blood
- A donor with active infection, acute infection or diseases like HIV, AIDS should not donate blood.
- If you are pregnant
- If you are on antibiotics or have the flu
- If you are taking or have taken any of the below mentioned medication at any point in your life:
- Avodart, Jalyn (dutasteride) - usually given for prostate enlargement
- Proscar (finasteride) - usually given for prostate gland enlargement
- Propecia (finasteride) - usually given for baldness
- Accutane (Absorica, Amnesteem, Claravis, Myorisan, Sotret, Zenatane (isotretinoin) - usually given for severe acne
- Soriatane (acitretin) – usually given for severe psoriasis
- Tegiso, (etretinate) – usually given for severe psoriasis
- Growth Hormone from Human Pituitary Glands - used usually for children with delayed or impaired growth
- Insulin from Cows (Bovine, or Beef, Insulin) - used to treat diabetes
- Hepatitis B Immune Globulin – given following an exposure to hepatitis B.
- NOTE: This is different from the hepatitis B vaccine which is a series of 3 injections given over a 6 month period to prevent future infection from exposures to hepatitis B.
- Plavix (clopidogrel) and Ticlid (ticlopidine) – inhibits platelet function; used to reduce the chance for heart attack and stroke.
- Feldene – given for mild to moderate arthritis pain
- Experimental Medication or Unlicensed (Experimental) Vaccine – usually associated with a research protocol