Bermuda may be a small island, but our need for life-saving donations of blood is great. The hospital uses more than 2,000 units of blood each year. When a patient needs a transfusion, the need is usually immediate. Therefore the hospital must have a ready supply of all blood types. When you consider that blood has a shelf life of five days or less for platelets, 42 days for red blood cells and a year for plasma, you can understand why the need for donors is constant.
What does it take to be a blood donor? Donating blood is a simple, painless way to give back to your community. It takes about half an hour of your time. But the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a vital difference in the life of a cancer or heart disease patient, or an accident or burn victim can last a lifetime.
Blood Donor Centre
Please call for an appointment – Tel: (441) 236 5067