FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQ
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Platelet donors are frequently requested by HEMORIO’s
donors recruiters. How can I become an Apheresis Platelet Donor?
A: To become an Apheresis Platelet Donor you must have given
blood, in a regular donation, 6 months before, in HEMORIO. If
you want to donate platelets, please call BLOOD 0800-282 0708
and schedule a donation. If you come to HEMORIO we will show
you the procedure and answer all your questions. It takes up
to 2 hours to the entire process.
• What is the blood volume in a health person?
A: Five liters in average.
Is donating blood safe?
A :Donating blood is a safe process. Needles and bags used to
collect blood are used only once and then discarded, making
spread of infection to the donor not possible. Before donation
the prospective donor have a private consultation and a brief
medical history is taken, including a check of the pulse, blood
pressure and temperature, and a drop of blood is analyzed for
hemoglobin content (anemia).
Why is blood recruitment policy based on voluntary and repeat donors?
A: Because the frequency of transfusion transmitted diseases is much
lower between voluntary and repeat donors. Theoretically, these donors
are more aware of the risk situations and know how to avoid them.
• Could I receive the outcome of my last blood donation
A: To ensure confidentiality, Hemorio does not send the test results
of the donation by email. HEMORIO provides the results of the local
donations only, upon presentation of ID from 30 days after blood donation,
Monday through Sunday from 7 am to 6 pm.
Why did HEMORIO stop sending test results to the donor's house?
A: For security reasons, information concerning the results of tests
performed on donated blood are given only to the donors personally.
To access test results donors must take their ID to HEMORIO. It is noteworthy
that in situations where blood donations can´t be used because
of some positive serology, the donor is summoned by letter to attend
HEMORIO again and perform testing.