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Blood Donation

Donation of blood
Donation of blood can save a life!!!
Donate blood, donate life!
Donate blood in the National Blood Transfusion Center in Tirana or in the blood centers of the regional hospitals. Raise the awareness of your relatives and of people surrounding you on the importance of donation of blood. Help the ones who are in need of blood today, thinking that you or a relative of yours will need it one day.

Blood is a natural product that cannot be artificially reproduced and is indispensable to living. Blood is neither purchased, nor sold, it is only donated or given for free. Blood is regenerated, therefore, it is possible to have a lack of small amount, which causes no harm to the body, is again quickly substituted, and, in the meantime, saves the lives of the people in need.


■ Age: 18-65   
For the periodical donors of over 65 years and for the first-time donors of older than 60, it is up to the doctor to decide on whether the person is a candidate for donation of blood or not.   
■ Weight: over 50 kg
■ Arterial pressure:
between 110 - 180 (systolic or maximal)
between 60 - 100mmHg (diastolic or minimal)  
Persons with a normal arterial tension under treatment for hypertension cannot donate blood.
■ Frequency: regular and rhythmic, between 50 - 100 beats per minute (and lower for the ones exercising sports)

■ Hemoglobin: over 12.5g/dl in women and over 13.5 g/dl in men
■ Inspection: Anemia, week body, Icter, Cyanosis, Edema, Irritability, alcohol user, drug user, etc.

■ Overall situation: good
■ Temperature: maximum of 37 degrees Celsius
■ Living style: no abnormal behavior.


After the donor has filled out the questionnaire on his heath status and after being selected pursuant to the above criteria, he gets registered to donate blood

Under the constant supervision of the doctor, he is accommodated in the donation bed

A specialized nurse disinfects his/her arm, and carries out the puncture procedure

This procedure is a simple and not painful.

The entire procedure for donation of blood lasts for 5-8 minutes

The amount of blood to be donated is 450+/- 10% of the overall amount

During the entire time of donation, the doctor and the nurse follow the procedure with care.

  After the donation, the donator is told to lie for five minutes and to afterwards stand up carefully. He is advised to consume a lot of juices the same day, such as water, tea, milk, juice, etc.


The donated blood servers to:

The ones suffering of chronicle deceases
For major operations
For surgery emergencies
For traumas and accidents
For mothers giving birth to their children
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