Where in Ukraine is donor blood needed? New data from the Ministry of Health

Where in Ukraine is donor blood needed?  New data from the Ministry of Health

Medical institutions in Ukraine are constantly in need of donated blood to save the lives of civilians and military personnel. The Ministry of Health has updated data on blood needs as of September 25. Donors are currently needed in: Vinnytsia: all blood groups, Kyiv City Blood Center: 1+/-, 2+, 3- Odesa: Regional Transfusion Station – all blood groups; Regional nursery – all blood groups Rivne: all blood groups Dnipro: all blood groups Kherson: 1+/-, 2+/-, 3-, 4- Zaporizhzhia: 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- Mykolaiv: 1+ /-, 2-, 3-, 4+/- Kropyvnytskyi: all blood groups Kharkiv: all blood groups Lviv: 1-, 2-, 3-, 4+/- Photo: Ministry of Health “Blood needs are dynamic and change daily depending on circumstances,” the Ministry of Health adds. Who can be a donor? Any able-bodied citizen of Ukraine, a foreigner or a stateless person who has a permanent residence permit on the territory of Ukraine, aged 18 years and over and weighing over 50 kilograms. Permanent contraindications for donation: active or past cardiovascular diseases; diseases of the central nervous system; diseases of the genitourinary system; hematological, immunological, gastrointestinal and oncological diseases; pathological tendency to bleeding; hepatitis B and C; OX. Temporary contraindications for donation: infectious diseases – during the illness and two weeks after recovery; vaccination with live vaccines – within four weeks; tattooing, microblading and permanent makeup – within six months. Photo: Syda_Productions/Depositphotos How to prepare for donating blood? You can be a blood donor no more than 6 times a year with a minimum break of 60 days. Before the procedure, you cannot: drink alcohol 48 hours before the procedure; eat fatty, fried, smoked, dairy food; use a lot of salt; smoke an hour before the procedure. You should also not donate blood if you feel chills, dizziness, headache or weakness. Anyone willing to donate blood can register on DonorUA. There you can find your city and plan the procedure. Read also: Blood cannot be bought, or Why we should become donors for strangers

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