Where can I donate blood in Corinth - Greece?
Details: General Hospital Of Corinth Blood Establishment 53 Leoforos Athinon Tel:
+30 27413 61949-511
Will my medical history be shared with others?
No, it’s strictly confidential.
I have a tattoo, can I donate blood?
Yes. In the past people with tattoos were rejected because the needles used if not disinfected could transmit diseases such as HIV or Hepatitis. However, nowadays there are ways of testing for such diseases so it is possible to donate blood 3 months after the last tattoo.
Is it possible for a 17 year old to donate blood?
It is possible with parental permission.
Do people get paid when they donate blood?
The process is voluntary and donors do not get paid.
Who can donate blood?
People over 18 years old, who are in good health.
How long does it take to donate blood?
About 15 minutes
How long does it take to replenish the blood we donate?
It will be fully replenished in 4-6 weeks.
Are there any medical benefits for people who donate blood?
Yes, it can help reduce blood viscosity to people with high hematocrit
Is donating blood painful?
Not at all the only thing that the donator feels is a little pinch.
Is the blood that we donate used immediately?
Your blood will be used when there is need.
How much blood is needed in Greece every year?
About 550,000 units of blood.
If I have a blood transfusion, is there any chance that I contract a disease?
Blood undergoes extensive testing so that the danger of contracting a disease is rather limited. However, it is important that donors give an honest and detailed medical history as some diseases take time to be detected.
What is given to donors after donating blood?
Orange juice and a salty snack.
Why are donors offered orange juice after donating blood?