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Blood Donation Drive – SPE Northern Emirates Section

Blood Donation Drive SPE Northern Emirates Section

Blood Donation Drive – SPE Northern Emirates Section


SPE Northern Emirates is pleased to invite all volunteers for Blood Donation Drive. The blood donation drive is being organized in collaboration with Blood Donation Center of Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The drive is a part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to help create a better community.

Steps to take before donation:

  • Download the DHA app through Apple or Android
  • Fill-up the questionnaire from the DHA App (DHA APP home → Dammi – Blood Donation → Make a Blood Donation → Begin Questionnaire )
  • Show your QR code to personnel on your scheduled appointment to proceed with the donation.


Benefits of Blood Donation:

  • Blood donation is a humanitarian act that helps to save the lives of needy patients
  • Regular blood donation would decrease the possibility of having heart diseases and strokes
  • Blood donation activates the bone marrow to produce new blood cells
  • It helps the body get rid of the excess iron level

Certain eligibility criteria as follows:

  • Blood donors should have valid emirates ID (MANDATORY). A person on a visit visa & transit visa to the UAE are not eligible to give blood. Kindly provide the mobile number in which we can contact the donor directly if needed
  • Blood donor should be in good general health condition at the time of blood donation
  • Blood donors should be between the ages of 18 – 65
  • Blood donors should have a bodyweight of at least 50 Kg and above (donors who are less than 21 years old must be 55 kg and above)
  • All blood donors should have enough sleep on the previous day of donation
  • All blood donors should have healthy food at least within 4 hours or less before they donate. Avoid fatty foods like egg, mutton, butter, cheese etc. at least 12 hrs before donation
  • It is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women to donate blood for the sake of her and her baby’s health
  • Travel history – cannot donate for one month after arriving from a malaria-endemic country
  • Those who have a history of malaria are not eligible to donate
  • Cannot donate for 6 months if:
    • Received blood or other blood products
    • Have had major surgery
  • Cannot donate if you have:
    • A history of malaria
    • A history of jaundice after your 11th birthday
    • Had major health problems
    • Diseases that can be transmitted through blood transfusion
  • Please read the educational materials from the DHA app before you donate

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • All donors, visitors, and staff are required to wear a facemask or face covering
  • Cannot donate blood for 28 days if you have:
    • Experienced symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
    • Had a positive COVID-19 diagnostic test (nasal swab test)
    • Are currently on self-quarantine restrictions
    • Had a vaccination for COVID-19, you can donate after 7days from the date of either 1st or 2nd dose of vaccination

Guidelines to follow:

  • All donors, visitors, and staff are required to wear a facemask or face covering
  • Maintain a minimum of 2 meters (6 feet) separation between people to prevent face to face positioning.
  • Use of hand sanitizer on entry and after touching any surfaces.
  • Donors / visitors should not enter the facilities if any symptoms of COVID 19 are
    shown or missing face mask .
  • Participants should not share any items such as pens, documents, foods etc.
  • Avoid any physical contact such as handshakes or any other type of physical
  • Avoid gathering in common areas during refreshments.
  • Dispose used face-masks, tissues gloves etc.in the designated places only.
  • Photography is prohibited inside the donation area.

Please click here to read the service catalogue of DHA Blood Donation Center.


Aug 19 2021


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Dubai Blood Donation Centre
Latifa Women and Children Hospital


Rameez Anwar
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