Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Blood Drive

Event Date(s): 04/11/2011 - 08/11/2011

Location: The Heart Ease Classrooms, The UWI, St. Augustine

Students and staff are asked to come out and support the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Blood Drive on Tuesday 8th November, 2011, from 8am- 4pm, at the Heart Ease classrooms in UWI St. Augustine.

All potential donors must present some form of identification (National ID Cards, Driver's Permit or Passport). Persons who are already donors can walk with their donor cards. New donors will have donor cards mailed to them by the Blood Bank.

 Please note the following additional guidelines:

Age: Only persons between the ages of 18-60 years may give blood

Weight: Only persons who weigh 110 pounds or greater

Medication: Persons who wish to give blood must not have ingested any medication three days prior to the event

Conditions: People who suffer with Hepatitis B or C, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Epilepsy, Malignancy, Renal Disease or Blood Disease cannot give blood

Sexual Lifestyle: Persons who engage in high-risk sexual lifestyles or who have contracted HIV/ Aids cannot give blood.

Deferrals: If any of the following conditions are relevant to your life, please note the timeframe that must have elapsed before you give blood:

  • Flu/ Cold – 1 week
  • Abortion – 6 weeks
  • Surgery – 6 months
  • Pregnancy - 6 months with normal pregnancy and delivery
  • Receipt of Blood/Transfusion – 12 months
  • Jaundice (directly infected or interaction with infected person) – 12 months
  • Puncture Wounds (including tattoos, piercings, electrolysis patients) – 12 months  


  • Do not consume any alcohol for 6 hours
  • Do not smoke for at least 1 hour
  • Ensure that you are in good health and neither tired nor hungry 


  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 2 hours
  • Consume at least 6-8 glasses of water for the day

 To find out more, please contact Shelley-Ann Patrick-Harper, Office of the Campus Principal, at 662-2002 ext. 82635/83942.

Open to: | Staff | Student |