Do your part! Authorities call for blood donations as major operations & accidents increase
The Malta Blood Transfusion Service thanked the hundreds of people that are donating blood on a weekly basis.
Nothing’s worth more than a completely selfless gift – especially when this holds the potential of saving someone’s life…
Earlier today, Malta’s health authorities put out a call for blood donations, as the pandemic’s decline is giving way for more and more major operations to take place.
The country’s increased demand for blood transfusions is also being spurred by a recent surge in work-related accidents.
Whilst appealing for more donations, the Malta Blood Transfusion Service thanked the hundreds of people that are already donating blood on a weekly basis.
People in good enough health to donate blood can do so at the Gwardamangia blood donation centre which opens every day (Sundays and Public Holidays included) from 8am to 6pm.
Alternatively, donations are also being made at the Mobile Blood Donation Unit near the Mqabba Church – open next Sunday from 8:30am to 1pm – and at the Xewkija Health Centre on 19th October from 1pm to 5pm.
A few things to take note of before donating blood…
If, for whatever reason, you are getting swabbed for COVID-19, you are kindly asked to await a negative result before donating blood.
Whilst it is recommended that you receive the COVID-19 vaccine, kindly wait 48 hours after receiving the jab before donating blood. If you get feverish or start exhibiting symptoms of influenza, kindly wait a full seven days before donating.
Don’t forget to bring along your ID card, license, or Maltese passport before donating blood!