So it was time to give blood again. This time it took place at the Black Olive in Alsancak on Saturday. There were about thirty people there in order to give their blood to the blood bank.
This is what Clarie wrote to us blood donors:
The blood bank is currently very low on all blood groups. It only takes half an hour to donate and it could save a life, so please pass this message on to friends and encourage them to donate.
Please note that North Cyprus have now come in line with the UK blood donor requirements which means that men can donate every three months, while women can donate every four months. If your previous donations was less than three/four months ago, you will be unable to donate at this time.The age limit for donors is now 67.
Please note that blood donations can count towards your residency blood test. As it stands currently, you need to give three times within the 12 months before your residency is due, with the last donation no more than one month before.
Be sure to inform Lena or one of the nurses that you wish your donation to be used in lieu of your residency blood test and get them to put your donation in your donor card. You will need to collect your results from the Lefkosa state hospital approximately one week after donation.
I know that many of you in the east of Cyprus are keen donors so please note that there is facility to donate blood at the new Famagusta State Hospital. Donors can drop in anytime between 9.00am and 14.00pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year, with the donation still counting towards their Residency if required. Don’t forget to take you donor card with you.
Anyone donating outside of donor days please drop me an email with the details so I can update the database.
If you have any queries, please contact me on 0533 866 2758.
Please note that we now have a Facebook page: BRS Blood Donor database North Cyprus, please like our page and share it with your Facebook friends. We are desperate to find new donors. Thank you.