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Blood Bank

​​​Donating blood is an act of solidarity

​​​​​​​​​Donating blood is an act of solidarity. But, for the donation to be safe and responsible, the Hemotherapy Service of Hospital 9 de Julho adopts strict criteria in line with the set forth by the Ministry of Health and the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). The blood collected by the H9J is exclusively meant for the patients of the hospital, though one does not need to be a patient relative to make the donation. ​​

Hemotherapy Service 

Location: Rua Peixoto Gomide, 625 
Free parking for donors: Rua Peixoto Gomide, 707 (Entrance at the Blue Tree Towers Hotel) 
Telephones: (11) 3285 – 2922 / (11) 3147 – 9797 
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Blood Donation During the Pandemic  

  • The donation of blood must be scheduled, and donations without prior appointment will not be accepted; 
  • Scheduling must be made through the telephone numbers (11) 3285-2922 or (11) 3147 - 9797, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; 
  • Observe the distance between people when on the premises of the Hemotherapy Service; 
  • During the service, masks must be worn and can only be removed for the consumption of the post-donation snack; 
  • It is not allowed the entry of companions in the premises of the blood bank is not allowed, except in the case of underage donors and cases foreseen in the law. ​

How blood donation works 

The blood bank service takes place from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
Minimum conditions necessary to donate blood . The Hemotherapy Service at Hospital 9 de Julho observes the Ordinance No. 1353, of the 13th of June 2011, issued by the Ministry of Health and the Anvisa RDC 34, of the 11th of June, 2014. Among other criteria, these standards rule that donors need to:  

  • Be in good health, not having the flu or an infectious process (fever, malaise, pain or diarrhea). 
  • Have a minimum body weight of 50 kilos. 
  • Be between 18 and 60 years-old. 
  • Applicants between 61 and 69 years-old may donate if they have already made a donation before they were 60 years-old. 
  • Applicants with ages between 16 and 17 years-old may donate upon formal consent from the legal guardian. For that, attendance by the legal guardian is necessary, whilst carrying an official document with photo, at the hemotherapy service for guidance and formalization of authorization. 
  • Not be fasting. However, they must avoid consumption of fat-rich foods before the donation. 
  • Observe an interval of 1h after breakfast or 3h after lunch. 
  • Not having had malaria or Chagas disease. 
  • Not having had hepatitis after 11 years of age. 
  • Not having had a tattoo made over the past 12 months. 
  • Not having been exposed to situations of risk for contamination with HIV. 
  • Consult the Hemotherapy Service about the possibility of donation in case the donor uses medication or has undergone medical or surgical procedures. 

How platelet donation works 

To donate platelets, it is necessary to have an appointment scheduled at the Hemotherapy Service. On the scheduled day, it is necessary to present an official document with photo. Unlike blood donation, platelet donation is a longer procedure, which requires nearly 2 hours of availability for completion of the entire process. All applicants are submitted to a detailed triage that follows the provisions of the Ministry of Health and the Anvisa. Among the conditions to be a platelet donor are: having good venous access (which will be evaluated by the health professional of the Hemotherapy Service) and not having the flu or signs of infection (such as fever, malaise, pain or diarrhea). All material collected is analyzed before being donated. Donors are given a password to access the results of their donation online. If the analysis indicates any health dysfunction, they will be informed and guided on how to proceed for treatment, as necessary. 
Should you have any of these impediments, please contact us to reschedule your donation ​

  • Guidelines Post-Donation of Blood and Platelets  
  • Stay in the Blood Bank for, at least, 15 minutes. 
  • Do not leave the Blood Bank without eating the snack. 
  • Do not leave the Blood Bank without permission from a member of the collection team. 
  • Do not leave the Blood Bank if you are not feeling well. 
  • Do not smoke for the next two hours. 
  • Do not consume alcohol for the next 12 hours. 
  • Increase your fluid intake over the next 24 hours to replenish your blood volume. 
  • Do not practice sports on donation day. 
  • Only remove the dressing after a period of 4 hours. 
  • If you feel dizzy or like fainting, lie down with your legs up. 
  • If the symptoms persist, return to the Blood Bank or seek medical attention. 
  • The following must stop their professional activities for 24 hours after the donation: airplane or helicopter pilots, heavy-truck and -bus drivers, scaffold workers, skydivers, and divers. ​

ATTENTION: Hematoma is the most frequent complication of donation. Should you experience bleeding or bruising [hematoma], press the site for 10 minutes and, then, apply ice packs. Should you have a fever, diarrhea or any other infectious process on the day following blood donation, inform the Hemotherapy Service. ​​​